Man dies after cottage fire in Moray


A man has died after a cottage fire in Moray.

Emergency services were called to Rathven, near Buckie, shortly after 06:00 on Tuesday.

Police Scotland said a 74-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The fire was extinguished by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)," a police statement said. "Inquiries are ongoing into the cause. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

'Thoughts with family'

The SFRS said: “Operations control mobilised three appliances to the scene and unfortunately a male was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are very much with his family, friends, and the wider community at this difficult time.

“A joint investigation alongside Police Scotland colleagues is now ongoing.”