A train has derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, sparking a major response from emergency services.
About 30 emergency vehicles – including air ambulance support – are at the scene, with more continuing to arrive.
Smoke can be seen coming from the area. It is not yet clear if anyone has been injured.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described it as an “extremely serious incident” and said she was being kept updated on developments.
“All my thoughts are with those involved,” she said.
Torrential rain and thunderstorms have caused flooding and travel disruption across many parts of central and eastern Scotland.
British Transport Police said its officers had been called to the scene of the derailment at about 09:43.
It said paramedics and the fire brigade were also in attendance.
A ScotRail spokesperson added: “We’re assisting the emergency services with an incident near Stonehaven, and will provide more information when available.”
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