Cllr John Blair said: “I am disgusted that somebody has left this bomb in an area that could have killed a number of people. This is just not justifiable on any level.
“I would like to praise the efforts of the emergency services who have yet again put their lives on the line to ensure that the public are safe.
“The people behind this bomb must stop their unacceptable actions, the public do not want violence on our streets.
“If anybody has any information about this bomb then I would urge them to contact the police.”