Highlands & Islands

Wildfires group re-energised, says Scottish fire service

A group set up to help tackle wildfires has been "reformed and re-energised", the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has said.

The Scottish Wildfire Forum's members include firefighters and land managers.

The organisation has also formed a new working group of senior fire officers to help guide the best ways of controlling wildfires.

Last year, hundreds of wildfires burned in large parts of the Highlands during long spells of dry weather.

Parts of Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders were also affected.

The fire service's assistant chief officer Robert Scott heads up the forum.

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