One fire engine and one height appliance were called out to the town’s Sheriff Court around 2.30pm to a report of two seagulls trapped in netting on the building’s roof.
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Onlookers were surprised to see the aerial platform being raised to the court roof and were asking what was happening. They were amazed to discover that it was birds which were being rescued.
The firefighters spent around 30 minutes freeing the birds before bringing them down to the ground and handing them over to SSPCA officers who checked them over to ensure they were not hurt.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We will attend for any animals which are physically trapped.”