SCOTTISH Fire and Rescue service have issued a warning and said there's a "very high risk" of wildfires across Fife and other parts of the country.

It's in place until Monday and due to a build-up of dead grass and heather left over from last year, which can dry very quickly as temperatures rise, the service is on high alert.

The warning covers east, central and southern Scotland and people who live, work or visit rural areas are being urged to exercise caution over the next few days.

SFRS group commander, Niall MacLennan, said: "Numerous wildfires across Scotland this Spring have shown how real the danger of fire is in the countryside and how damaging it can be to the environment, wildlife and nearby communities.

"With rising temperatures this weekend and further dry conditions into next week, wildfires could burn and spread with very high intensity in high-risk areas.

"Therefore, it is crucial that people act responsibly when enjoying the outdoors and please think twice before using anything involving a naked flame."

The warning was released in conjunction with the Scottish Wildfire Forum.