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Orphaned lamb found after Highlands wildfire

Fire Fighter Neil MacKellaig with Smokey the lamb
Image caption The orphaned lamb was named Smokey after being found by firefighter Neil MacKellaig

A newborn lamb has been named Smokey after it survived a wildfire between Morar and Arisaig in the Highlands.

Firefighter Neil MacKellaig came across the orphaned animal in a burnt-out area of land while crews were attending to fires in the area last week.

There was no sign of the lamb's mother, and it was very weak.

A local crofter is hand-rearing the lamb, which is said to have recovered well.

Firefighters tackled a spate of large wildfires across the Highlands last week.

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