A gigantic non-human 'skeleton' has washed up on a Scottish beach following Storm Ciara.

Bizarre on Female First

Bizarre on Female First

The identity of the remains has baffled locals, with some even claiming that it could be the washed-up remnants from the Loch Ness Monster - despite the infamous body of water being 120 miles away.

The photos of the carcass were posted online by Aberdeen-based community Facebook page Fubar News.

It posted: ''Came across the weird creature today near Aberdeen. Any ideas what it could be?''

Possible suggestions on social media claimed that the remains came from a whale, orca or dolphin.

And one user suggested that the skeleton dated back to the pre-historic era.

Matthew Cook wrote: ''At first glance I thought a brontosaurus but looking at the vertebrae in the skeletal structure I'm swayed towards a diplodocus/triceratops.''