A MINKE whale has been found dead on a beach in Aberdour.

The Press understands that the 11ft carcass has been lying on Silver Sands beach since yesterday.

It is currently being covered by a sheet of tarp before it is removed this afternoon (Monday).

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust said: The Minke Whale(11ft) has been dead for approximately one month, we were aware of it, but this is the first time it has been washed ashore.

"It is scheduled to be removed from the beach by a contractor this afternoon."

A lifeguard on-site claims it is the first time a whale has been found washed up on the beach.