Teenager arrested over fire at Royal Hotel in Dingwall

Fire crews at the scene The blaze took place early on Monday morning

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with a large fire at a hostel for the homeless in Dingwall.

Almost 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Royal Hotel in the town's High Street on Monday, when a number of people were evacuated.

Northern Constabulary said that, following an investigation, a 17-year-old male had been arrested in connection with the incident.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal at Dingwall.

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