Police have now confirmed a man has died after a gyrocopter crashed in the Highlands.

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An incident involving a small aircraft has prompted an emergency response after the aircraft crashed on the Black Isle in the Highlands.

Emergency crews are on the scene near Avoch, where the crash happened just before 1pm today.

Police Scotland said it had received a report of a light aircraft that came down in a field.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service initially said it had been alerted to an incident involving a helicopter, but later updated its statement to "light aircraft"

Four fire engines are on the scene at the incident which is ongoing.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 12.55pm on Thursday, November 12 to an incident involving a light aircraft between Inverness and Fortrose, Highland.

"Operations Control mobilised four appliances to the scene to assist emergency services partners.

“Firefighters remain in attendance."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.55pm on Thursday, 12 November, we were called to a report of a light aircraft having come down in a field near Avoch.

“Emergency services are currently on scene.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call today at 12.56pm to attend an incident near Avoch."We dispatched two ambulances, a manager, a community responder and the PICT (Pre-hospital Immediate Care & Trauma) team from Inverness to the scene.”

Air Accidents Investigation Branch confirmed that a team of inspectors are on their way to investigate the accident involving a gyrocopter, similar to a helicopter.

A spokesperson said: "We have been notified of an accident involving a gyrocopter near Avoch, Scotland.

"A team of inspectors are on their way to commence an investigation."