Fire breaks out at historic Highland castle

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A fire has broken out at Skibo Castle near Dornoch in the Highlands

A fire has broken out at Skibo Castle, made famous for the celebrity wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie in 2000. Robbie Williams also celebrated his 30th birthday there.

Picture: PA

Picture: PA

Currently there are six appliances from the fire service at the scene in Sutherland.

It is thought that the fire started in a chimney and has affected the roof space of the historic building.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 8.18pm on Monday, October 15 to reports of a fire at Skibo Castle in Dornoch, Sutherland.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of resources to the scene, where crews remain in attendance.”

There have been no reports of anyone being injured following the incident.

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