VIDEO: Whale washed up on Arbroath beach

A LARGE whale was washed up near Arbroath Artisan Golf Club today (Friday).

The dead mammal was discovered by members of the public at around 8 a.m., Tayside Police were alerted and were on scene to ensure the public safety.

The whale, which is as yet not fully identified, is approximately 12.35 metres in length and measure 3.5 metres from tail to dorsal fin.

Our video gives an idea of the size of the creature, which is judged to be several tonnes in weight and will eventually have to be disposed of by Angus Council.

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