Man dies in Benbecula fire

About 0920 hours yesterday (Monday), a fire was discovered in an outbuilding next to a dwelling house on Island Flodda, Isle of Benbecula.

On arrival of the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue service and Ambulance, a male person was removed from the building and was found to be deceased.

Enquiries are continuing and a joint Police / Fire investigation is to take place. A report is to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal at Lochmaddy.

Next of kin have been informed.

The deceased is named as Angus John MacDonald, aged 57, from Island Flodda, Benbecula.