19 Jan 2013

Wartime leftover proves fat lot of good

6:01 pm on 19 January 2013

Storms in Scotland have brought some unusual leftovers from World War II washing up on a beach.

Staff at the St Cyrus nature reserve in eastern Scotland say four large barrel-shaped pieces of lard have appeared on the shore.

The fat is believed to have survived the wreck of a merchant vessel that was bombed in the war.

Scottish Natural Heritage says it's still a brilliant white and smells "good enough to have a fry-up with".

The lard would have originally been stored in wooden barrels, which have long since rotted away.