Firefighters are currently battling a large wildfire on the Campsie Fells to the north of Glasgow.

The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed to The Herald that six appliances have been mobilised.

A SFRS spokesperson said the alarm was raised around 5:54pm on Tuesday evening.

Footage has been shared online showing huge plumes of smoke coming from the hills, located 19km to the north of Glasgow.

One resident living near The Campsie Fells took to social media to say they are “under a blanket of smoke”. 

Another local wrote that the smoke from the wildfire was covering their house “with ash falling on us”.

UPDATE: Fire crews have left the scene due to lack of light but will be returning in the morning, a SFRS spokesperson said.