Police have charged three teenagers with wilful fireraising after a blaze in a derelict building in Aberdeenshire.
The teenagers – two boys aged 14 and 15, and a 13-year-old girl – have been charged in connection with the fire in the Commercial Street area of Macduff on March 22.
Dozens of firefighters from seven vehicles were called to tackle the blaze at 240pm, remaining on scene late into Sunday night to extinguish the fire.
No casualties were reported but following a police appeal for witnesses the three youths were arrested and charged.
A report will be submitted to the Youth Justice Management Unit, Police Scotland has said.
Detective Sergeant Gavin Fleming, from Aberdeenshire CID, added: “I would like to thank the local residents for their assistance with our enquiries.”
On Sunday evening, a spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 2.40pm on Sunday 22 March to reports of a fire within a derelict building in Commercial Street, Macduff.
“Operations control mobilised a number of resources which included seven fire appliances.
“Firefighters are working to contain and extinguish flames, but there are no reported casualties.”