An 18-year-old man is facing court after being charged in connection with fires at an Aberdeen nature reserve.
The teenager was arrested and charged yesterday in relation to the incidents at Tullos Hill and the Redmoss area of the Gramps.
For the last two weeks a number of wildfires have broken out in the area, sparking more than 30 callouts to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Police said he is facing two charges of wilful fireraising and other offences, allegedly committed between September 9 and September 22.
In the past fortnight police made a number of appeals about the fires.
Inspector Chris Kerr, of the Torry Community Policing Team, said: “We are very grateful for the information that we have received from members of the public so far and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have encountered any suspicious activity in the area during this period to contact us on 101.”
The arrest came after police issued a plea for two dog walkers to come forward as they may have witnessed an incident on Saturday night.
Crews were called to the beauty spot on Saturday and battled “multiple seats” of fire.
Seventeen firefighters and five appliances, including a forestry unit, battled the blaze for more than two hours.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called back to the Gramps at Tullos Hill at 5.40pm.
“We had received a lot of phone calls about the incident.
“There were multiple seats of fire including two large ones which measured approximately 10×10 metres. We had crews from Altens, Central and North Anderson Drive in attendance and had two hose reel jets and beaters in use in the incident.
“The stop message came in at 8pm so we were at the scene for more than two hours.”
The man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow.