Braemar has UK's warmest temperature of the year so far

The Aberdeenshire village of Braemar has recorded this year's current warmest temperature.

Braemar village Picture: Allister Combe

Reaching 18.6C, the village in the Cairngorms is the UKs warmest, according to BBC Weather.

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This is thought to be due to the dry, sunny weather many parts of Scotland has been experiencing the past few days.

These dry conditions have also resulted in a wildfire outbreak near Mousavord Loch at Sandness in Shetland.

Other parts of Aberdeenshire plus Moray and the Highlands have been experiencing some of the UKs best weather this week.