A man has been charged with a fire-raising offence after a moorland blaze which brought Point to a standstill two weeks ago.

The main road through the district was closed for several hours, power was cut to over 500 homes and houses in Shulishader were evacuated during the blaze, which happened on Thursday 7 May.

At the height of the fire, 28 firefighters and two fire officers with five appliances battled to contain the flames on four fronts over a stretch of moorland more than a kilometre long.

It’s now been confirmed that a 57-year-old man has been charged for an offence relating to fire-raising and will be reported to the procurator fiscal in due course.