Firefighters have been tackling two large grass fires in Moray and East Ayrshire. The blazes near Ballindalloch and in Dalmellington come as the fire service warns of an increased risk of wildfires this weekend.
Six appliances and a special wild fire unit were called out to a blaze near Paul's Hill Wind Farm at Ballindalloch which broke out. A helicopter is also being sent to the scene to waterbomb the fire. A total of 35 firefighters are in attendance.
The blaze in Dalmellington broke out in a forest near Loch Doon at about 18:50. Three fire appliances were called out and two remain in attendance. Beaters are being used and high winds are making dealing with the fire more difficult.