Commenting after the first in a series of meetings was held to discuss the recent wildfires in Moray, local MP Douglas Ross said:
“I welcome this multi-agency debrief meeting to look at the circumstances surrounding the wildfires, as there are still a number of questions that the community needs to have answered.
“We want to prevent these wildfires at all costs, but we also need to ensure that we have adequate resources in Moray to deal with these sorts of incidents should they arise again.
“It goes without saying that we all owe a great debt of gratitude to firefighters, volunteers, estate workers and all those who helped or supported everyone to deal with the recent fires.
“This meeting and the next two that have been scheduled will be crucial in terms of learning lessons and preparing for any future wildfires that could happen in Moray.”