POLICE have issued a fresh appeal for information following a fire at the Harry Gow’s bakery at North Kessock in July.
Emergency services were called to the premises at around 3.30am on Monday, July 3..
Nobody was injured in the incident but the building was extensively damaged.
Police have now confirmed the fire is being treated as suspicious.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Nicola MacAngus said: "Thankfully nobody was hurt in this incident but it should go without saying that deliberately starting fires is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated."
Harry Gow's is separately offering a cash reward for information provided which directly leads to a conviction.
A spokesman for the firm said: "It is disappointing to discover that the fire was started wilfully and we are continuing to support the police with their enquiries.
"Harry Gow’s has taken the decision to issue a cash reward for any person with information on the fire, which directly leads to a conviction.
"Harry Gow’s would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued support and we would like to reassure the community that we are still working towards opening the bakery at North Kessock in the coming months."
Information can be passed to Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference NE9299/17, or to the anonymous Crimestoppers service on 0800 555 111. or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org