Man dies after blaze rips through home on South Uist
The fire broke out in remote home on the island on Wednesday afternoon.
A man has died after a fire ripped through a house on a Scots island.
Emergency services were called to the house on South Uist in the Western Isles after a fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon.
Fire crews brought the fire, which started at around 5.40pm in Kildonan, under control but the homeowner died as a result of the blaze.
An investigation is under way and the fire is currently being treated as unexplained.
A statement from Police Scotland said: "Emergency services received a report of a house fire at Kildonan, South Uist, Western Isles, around 5.40pm last night.
"The fire was brought under control by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Police can confirm that a man, the only resident within the property at the time, has sadly died as a result of the fire.
"Next of kin have been informed. The cause of the fire is unexplained at this time and police enquiries remain ongoing."