Crews tackle heath fire near Inverness
Several fire crews have tackled a large heath fire on the outskirts of Inverness.
Brown plumes of thick smoke from the blaze near Essich could be seen from homes in the south west of the city.
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) said four units were called to the scene.
The alarm was raised at about 14:45. Last year, HIFRS dealt with a series of heath fires during lengthy periods of dry weather.