Tayside and Central Scotland

Firefighters tackle fire in forest near Pitlochry

Pitlochry fire Image copyright Christina Sleigh

About 30 firefighters have been tackling a major forest fire in Perthshire.

A total of nine appliances were sent to deal with the blaze at Craigower Hill, near Pitlochry.

The nearby Pitlochry Golf Course road was closed as a precaution after the fire was reported at lunchtime.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said on Wednesday evening that the operation was being scaled down.

Image copyright Christina Sleigh