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Fire at Ackergill Tower near Wick treated as suspicious

Ackergill Image copyright Knight Frank
Image caption The tower house overlooking Sinclair's Bay dates from the 15th Century

Firefighters and police have launched an investigation into a suspicious fire at a luxury hotel in Caithness.

The emergency services were alerted to the fire in a storage area at Ackergill Tower, near Wick, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police Scotland has appealed for information about the incident.

Overlooking Sinclair's Bay, Ackergill is a 15th Century tower house. It was extended in 1850 and later underwent restoration work.

Four years ago it was offered for sale at a price of £5m.

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