More than 50 firefighters tackle Perthshire hotel blaze
Guests at the Fisher's Hotel in Pitlochry have been evacuated and taken to a nearby hotel.
More than 50 firefighters are tackling a fire at a hotel in Perthshire on New Year's Day.
Guests at the Fisher's Hotel in Pitlochry over the new year were evacuated when the fire was discovered shortly after 6am.
The building in the town's main street is thought to have been evacuated safely and residents were taken to a nearby hotel for shelter.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the building was "well alight" and around 55 firefighters were using nine fire engines to fight the blaze.
A spokesman said: "We received the call at 6.04am and the incident is still ongoing.
"The fire in the roof of the hotel is well alight. An aerial pump has been set up and there are nine pumps in attendance and other specialised appliances."
Hotel management confirmed they had carried out a final sweep of the building and the residents are thought to have been evacuated with no injuries. Police were called out and closed the main road through the town.
A force spokesman added: "Police Scotland are continuing to work with other emergency services and local agencies following a fire at Fisher's Hotel, Pitlochry, at around 6am.
"Residents from the hotel were all evacuated to neighbouring hotels.
"Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will continue to deal with the incident and roads surrounding the hotel remained closed.
"Unfortunately, the organisers of the Pitlochry Street Party event planned for 1pm this afternoon have been forced to cancel the event."
The 137-room Fisher's Hotel has a maximum capacity of 180 guests and was holding a four-day new year break including a Hogmanay Ball and fireworks display.