13/04/2012 07:12 BST | Updated 13/04/2012 11:45 BST

Large Stash Of Weapons And Ammunition Found At Scottish Farm

A significant amount of guns and ammunition has been found at a former farm building following a large-scale search by police.

More than 20 officers, including forensic teams, have been searching the building and nearby woodland in Killermont, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, since last night.

Packages wrapped in plastic were removed by Strathclyde Police following a call from a member of the public at around 6.30pm yesterday.

The force said this morning that guns and ammunition were discovered in a property off Kessington Road.

Detective Superintendent Jim Downie said that "this was a significant find. Our inquiries are at an early stage and police are still at the scene carrying out inquiries. I would appeal to anyone who has any information that would help us with our inquiries to contact police."

The items have been taken to a local police office for tests.

It has been reported that the property used to be a working farm but is now rented out by a group of men in their 30s and 40s.

One resident told BBC Radio Scotland that the property was known locally as "Heartbreak House" because young men would go to stay there when they split up with their partners.

A man, who lives at the property and who asked not to be named, said he called police when he found the weapons in a bag inside a bin at the side of the building.

He said: "I didn't know exactly how many weapons there were until the police emptied the bag. There was an SA-80 army rifle, two AK-47 rifles, two handguns and a shotgun as well as around 10 to 15 magazines of ammunition."

He said he found the bag at around 6.15pm.

Police are continuing to search the six-acre property today.

He said: "Obviously I was concerned to find something like this on the property but the police have been helpful."

Strathclyde Police said no one has yet been arrested or charged in connection with the cache.