Eight fire crews are battling a massive fire at a popular Highland tourist attraction and are expected to remain there all day.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that five fire crews and three specialist units had been sent to tackle the blaze at Speyside Heather Centre in Dulnain Bridge, Strathspey.
Appliances have been dispatched to the scene from Grantown, Aviemore, Nairn, Inverness and Kingussie – they are joined by three specialist units and have been at the site since the alarm was raised at around 8.20am this morning.
When alarms were first raised this morning, crews from around the Strathspey area were called in to help extinguish the flames.
A fire service spokeswoman said: “”It’s a protracted fire so they will be fighting it for a good while, possibly the whole day.”
She added that no one has been hurt as a result of the fire.
The 4-star Visit-Scotland attraction is owned and run by Betty and David Lambie who bought the site at Skye of Curr in 1972, which at the time was virtually waste ground.
Since then the business has grown extensively and is now one of the top visitor attractions in the Highlands.
The centre included an award winning heather story exhibition, garden centre, gift shop and The Clootie Dumpling restaurant.