VIDEO: Fire crews battling to save Highland mansion

Fire crews are battling to save a Highland mansion near Loch Ness.

The fire service has said a large part of Boleskine House has already been destroyed and crews are concentrating their efforts on the west wing of the building.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 1.40pm with crews from Foyers, Beauly, Dingwall and two from Inverness called to the scene.

A water carrier from Inverness and an incident support unit are also en-route.

Boleskine House up in flames
Boleskine House up in flames
Firecrews at Boleskine House which has gone up in flames
Firecrews at Boleskine House which has gone up in flames

A spokesman for the service said: “A large part of the property has already been destroyed by fire and crews are concentrating their efforts on the west wing of the building.

“Crews in breathing apparatus are using four main jets to tackle the blaze and the incident is ongoing.

“The incident is ongoing and there is no further information at present.”

Boleskine House, near Foyers, was once owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

It was also the home of occultist Aleister Crowley, the self-proclaimed “wickedest man in the world”, between 1899 and 1933

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