A man has been arrested following a blaze and disturbance at a luxury hotel on the Isle of Skye in the early hours of this morning.
Emergency services were called just after 3am about a fire in staff accommodation at Kinloch Lodge Hotel, in Sleat on the south of the island.
Police said a 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident. He is expected to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court tomorrow.
It is understood that a staff night out was taking place following the busy festive season.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that officers were called to the Kinloch Lodge Hotel on Skye shortly after 3am on Wednesday January 9 following a report of a disturbance.
“Partners from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene to extinguish a fire within a room at the building.
“Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.
“A 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.”
Fire engines from Kyle of Lochalsh and Broadford attended and the blaze was extinguished within an hour.
A spokesman for the fire service said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.07am on Wednesday January 9 to reports of a fire at a hotel near A851, Isle of Skye.
“Operations control mobilised two fire engines and firefighters extinguished the flames.
“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”
Isabella Macdonald, owner of Kinloch Lodge, said: “In the early hours of this morning two local fire crews attended a localised fire at Kinloch Lodge.
“The hotel was closed for a period of refurbishment and I am incredibly relieved to say that while there were staff on site, nobody has been injured.
“We are very grateful to all the members of the emergency services who attended and managed to ensure the fire was bought under control quickly before any widespread damage was caused.
“The incident is currently being investigated by the authorities.”
Kinloch Lodge is an award-winning hotel situated at the head of Loch na Dal.