With the summer holidays well underway and the recent very dry weather, Scottish Land & Estates is urging members to be especially vigilant to the threat of wildfire across parts of Scotland.
This call follows a blaze between Laggan and Dalwhinnie last weekend which affected 500 acres of land between Laggan and Dalwhinnie and a further increased risk of wildfire peaking on Sunday 21 July.
Comment from Drew McFarlane Slack Highland Regional Manager, Scottish Land & Estates
“Visitors to estates and farms should be encouraged not to light any open fires, to take great care with barbecues – use them in designated areas or beside the river where they can be put out easily when finished and dispose of the refuse properly. Wildfire is a great danger to our countryside and those who live, work and holiday there. If you see anything that concerns you let the authorities know. Most of all please enjoy our great outdoors by leaving them as you wish to find them on your next visit”