THE fire which destroyed a building next to the petrol station in Luss was started deliberately, according to police.

Emergency services, including two fire engines, were called out to the blaze late on Sunday night in the village’s Murray Place.

The Loch Lomond Adventures building, which sits opposite the unmanned filling station, was completely gutted in the inferno and after liaising with the watch commander, the attending officers understood it to have been set deliberately.

Helensburgh police say a positive line of enquiry has been identified after reviewing CCTV footage nearby.

The full cost of the damage is yet to be confirmed.

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In a statement on Monday, Luss Estates' chief executive Simon Miller said: "The fire service attended a fire at Luss Filling Station and Loch Lomond Adventures last night.

"No one was hurt as a result of the fire. Police attended the incident and are looking into the cause of the fire.

"We will work to minimise disruption to the community and local businesses.

"We would like to thank the emergency services for their swift response to the fire.

"Luss Filling Station will be closed for the immediate future and we will issue an update as soon as we have more information."

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The 24-hour filling station opened in 2016 as the first facility of its kind in the village for more than 20 years.

Police say they are keen to speak to anyone in the area at the time who may have any dash-cam footage of vehicles or persons which could be of evidential value.

Anyone with information should contact CID at Helensburgh on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers.