An extreme wildfire warning has been issued for the west of Scotland this weekend.

The warning has come from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) as warm weather and strong winds heightens the risk of wildfires igninting and spreading easily.

The warning applies from tomorrow, Friday, April 22 and lasts until Monday, April 25.

Group Commander Keith Langley, who is one of SFRS' Wildfire Tactical Advisors, is urging the public to take the utmost care in the countryside.

He said: "The key issues over the next few days are sunshine, warm air temperatures, low humidity and moderate to strong winds. 

“Dead grass, leaves, twigs and heather on the ground will dry quite quickly in these conditions and when ignited can burn very fast with extreme fire intensity.

"Please exercise caution outdoors to avoid fires breaking out and think twice before using anything involving a naked flame."