The fire service will train 10 national wildfire specialists and gain quicker access to water-bombing helicopters to ensure the blazes are dealt with as quickly as possible in the future.
Calls for the increased use of controlled burning to combat wildfires have been made by land managers following a spate across the Moray and Highland regions.
The huge Moray wildfire that raged for more than four days through the countryside and moorlands was finally declared extinguished yesterday.
Fire chiefs have called for vigilance as hundreds of firefighters battle blazes across Britain’s parched countryside.
Emergency services in Moray have stepped up their efforts to prevent a repeat of last year's disastrous wildfires - described as some of the worst in 30 years.
The north and north-east is on high alert after a widespread wildfire warning was put in place across large swathes of the region.
Police and partner agencies in Skye & Lochalsh are reminding landowners about their rights and responsibilities if burning vegetation during muirburn.
Singer Robin Thicke’s house has been destroyed by the wildfires in California.
Firefighters are battling two wildfires in the Highlands. Six crews were called to a blaze at Invergarry, between Fort Augustus and Fort William, just after 12.05pm. Five crews were meanwhile attending to reports of a wildfire reigniting at Ben Bhraggie, near Golspie.
Thousands of fires are being started on purpose across the north-east as firefighters attempt to combat natural blazes brought on by soaring temperatures.
As the country enjoyed yet another day of seemingly unstoppable sunshine, fire-fighters once again were sent out to battle wildfires that had broken out on sun-scorched grassland and gorse.
Wildfires erupted across the north and north-east again yesterday as a heatwave continues to place a strain on the emergency services.
Hillwalkers have been warned of the risks of dehydration and wildfires following the continuing hot weather.
The north and north-east burned at the weekend as emergency services tackled a series of serious wildfires.
A 79-year-old man was taken to hospital by his daughter yesterday after suffering burns from a wildfire on the Isle of Lewis.
More than 1,000 properties in the Highlands were without power yesterday after a wildfire damaged the Lochcarron substation.
The fire service has issued a wildfire warning after crews battled two large blazes in different parts of the Highlands at the weekend.
Firefighters are battling to contain two large wildfires in the Highlands.
The Scottish Crofting Federation has urged crofters who practice muir burning to take extra care after several recent fires spread out of control in dry and windy conditions.
More than 30 firefighters battled for over 24 hours to stop a wildfire in the north of Skye before crews dealt with another wildfire on Benbecula yesterday.
Firefighters were last night still battling a huge wildfire in the north of Skye on the same day a community on Barra rallied to bring three wildfires under control.
The fire service has warned the public to be vigilant and help tackle the rise in deliberate wildfires in the north-east.
One of Scotland's most senior firefighters is urging the public to take care not to start wildfires after a huge blaze in the Highlands this week.
Firefighters were called to two major wildfires on the Isle of Lewis earlier tonight.
Wildfire warnings have been extended across much of the north and north-east of Scotland following another week of warm, dry weather.
Fire crews were again called into action across the north-east this afternoon, to deal with a series of grass fires.
A Lochaber firefighter accused of starting three wildfires denied the charges when interviewed by police, a jury heard yesterday.
A retained firefighter denied starting three wildfires when he appeared at a Highland court today.
The fire service has issued a plea for people to act responsibly in the countryside following two major wildfires in the Highlands.
A Highland wildfire south of Loch Ness is still raging on.
Firefighters managed to prevent a wildfire from coming into contact with nearby pylons tonight.