Gorse blaze breaks out near Royal Aberdeen golf course
The fire near Royal Aberdeen covered around 2500 square metres at its height.
Firefighters have tackled a gorse blaze which broke out near a golf course in Aberdeen.
The emergency services were called to the incident close to Royal Aberdeen in the Bridge of Don at around 4.40am on Thursday.
More than a dozen firefighters used beaters and knapsack sprayers to tame the fire, which covered 2500 square metres at its height.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said: "We're still in attendance at the fire, where a large amount of gorse and rough grass was alight."
A wildfire warning is in place across Scotland until at least July 11 as the hot weather continues.
SFRS area manager and Scottish Wildfire Forum chairman Bruce Farquharson said: "We have seen in recent weeks just how large these fires can become.
"Many rural and remote communities are hugely impacted by these incidents, which can cause significant environmental and economic damage.
"We are appealing to people to take great care - it is crucial that people act safely and responsibly in rural environments and follow the countryside code."