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PICTURES: Fire teams dampening down trees and gorse at Thomshill near Elgin


By Chris Saunderson

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FIREFIGHTERS are still at the scene of a major forest and gorse fire at Thomshill near Elgin.

The scene earlier this afternoon. Picture: Highland News and Media
The scene earlier this afternoon. Picture: Highland News and Media

They are dampening down an area of around 1km by 500 metres.

The alert was raised just after 2pm.

A spokeman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said that at 9.20pm there were still five appliances at the scene, plus a water carrier and a wild fire unit.

Drone footage of the fire earlier today. Picture: Grant Gallagher
Drone footage of the fire earlier today. Picture: Grant Gallagher

WATCH video footage at the scene


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