Emergency services battle grass fire at beauty spot 

Six fire engines and a number of specialist appliances were sent to the scene on Rattray Beach.

Grass fire breaks out at Aberdeenshire beauty spot iStock

Acres of land at an Aberdeenshire beauty spot have been damaged following a grass fire.

Emergency services were called to Rattray Beach around 1.55pm on Saturday, June 22 following reports of the fire.

Six fire engines and a number of specialist appliances were sent to the scene with crews working for over four hours to bring the blaze under control.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 1.55pm on Saturday, June 22 to reports of a grass fire at Rattray Beach, Peterhead.

“Operations Control mobilised six fire appliances and a number of specialist appliances to the scene where crews extinguished the fire.

“Firefighters left around 6.17pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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