Firefighters tackle wildfire in Scoraig peninsula

Wildfire on Scoraig peninsula Images of the wildfire were taken by Summer Queen Cruises operating from Ullapool

Firefighters in the Highlands have tackled a wildfire on the Scoraig peninsula.

Four crews attended the scene and photographs from the area showed huge plumes of smoke rising into the sky.

One witness said fire crews had to reach the area by boat.

As well as homes and forestry, the area is home to a pair of rare white-tailed sea eagles who have settled on the coast, the first to do so in more than 100 years.

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    It will be a fairly cloudy start to the day with some patchy mist and fog. This will clear to leave a bright day with some sunny spells, although there may be some drizzle across the west coast.

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    In Glasgow, an accident on the M74 has partially blocked the southbound onslip at Junction 2A Fullerton Road.

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    Reports that Islamic State militants have threatened to behead a British hostage, after a second American journalist was murdered by the group, dominate the front pages.

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    A fifth of people who have a heart bypass or a stent fitted after a heart attack do not need it, research in Glasgow shows.

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    Andy Murray believes he is close to playing his best tennis after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the US Open quarter-finals.

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    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to treat each other with respect.

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