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Darroch Learg hotel fire in Ballater brought under control

Darroch Learg Image copyright John Armitage
Image caption Fire crews found the hotel to be well ablaze

Fire crews who spent more than six hours tackling a blaze at a hotel in Aberdeenshire have managed to save two-thirds of the 19th century building.

The fire at the 130-year-old Darroch Learg Hotel in Ballater, which broke out at about 15:50 on Friday, was contained to the roof and upper floor.

Scottish Fire and Rescue crews remained at the scene overnight.

There were no injuries. The A93 was closed at Ballater as a result of the fire.

Image copyright Cameron Murray

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