VIDEO: Spectacular drone footage captures wildfire on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

Monday, 21st May 2018, 10:23 am
Updated Monday, 21st May 2018, 11:22 am

Drone footage of a wildfire on Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat has emerged following dramatic scenes on the iconic landmark yesterday.

Captured by YouTuber Shaun Vlog, the aerial video exhibits the extent of the damage caused to the city's beauty spot.

The fire, which took ten hours for fire crews to extinguish, is believed to have taken hold of the tourist hotspot on Sunday afternoon, with local authorities being called to the scene at 1.40pm.

Grass was alight near the summit and six fire appliances attended. At the height of the fire, around 30 officers were at the scene, with firefighters using water backpacks to tackle the flames.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

One casualty was taken into the care of paramedics with a leg injury. The Scottish Fire and Rescue service said crews left the scene at around 11.30pm on Sunday.

The blaze comes after firefighters warned on Saturday for members of the public to beware of such risks.

Chairman of the Scottish Wildfire Forum Bruce Farquharson called for people to heed safety advice and 'enjoy the weather responsibly'.