Four teenagers have been charged in relation to a wilful fire-raising to hay bales in St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire earlier this month.
As a result of the fire during the evening of Saturday 6 May 2017, approximately 120 bales of hay were destroyed at an estimated cost of £2500.
The 14-year-old boys have been reported to the Children’s Reporter.
PC Marc Camus from the Kincardine and Mearns Community Policing Team said: “I’d like to thank the community for their assistance and support with this investigation.
“Not only has this incident impacted on the farmer but could have had far more serious consequences.”