A walker was rescued from the slopes of Scotland’s most southerly munro after injuring her leg.
While treating the 63-year-old on a forestry path on Ben Lomond yesterday, members of the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team discovered she might also have a back injury as well as a broken ankle.
Thirteen volunteer team members went to the walker’s aid after being alerted about 6.20pm and she was placed in a vacuum mattress to protect her spine before being taken to the team’s Land Rover which took her to a waiting air ambulance.
She was placed in the Scottish Ambulance Service’s helimed and airlifted to hospital at 8.40pm.
A team spokesperson said the weather was fine and clear with little wind, but added: ‘the midges were notably bad’.