The risk of wildfire is very high in the west of Scotland, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The latest wildfire warning has been issued and identifies a very high risk for the region for Wednesday and Thursday.

SFRS is urging the public not to light up a fire outdoors. Even with the best of intentions, there is still a risk that fire can spread.

For example, if someone lights a fire and doesn’t fully extinguish it before they leave, it can have devastating consequences.

Group Commander Niall McLennan is one of SFRS’s Wildfire Tactical Advisors.

He said: "People living in the West of Scotland should be extra cautious over the next few days and think twice before using anything involving a naked flame outdoors."

Firefighters tackled an average of one wildfire every day across Scotland during spring and early summer last year.

There were 133 incidents between March and June 2023, typically the busiest time of the year for wildfires in Scotland.