Sgùrr Dubh Mòr. Photo: Jonathan Lagoe CC-BY-SA-2.0

Sgùrr Dubh Mòr. Photo: Jonathan Lagoe CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was airlifted from a Hebridean mountain after falling and injuring his head.

The 54-year-old was on Sgùrr Dubh Mòr in the Cuillin on Skye yesterday when he fell about 9m (30ft).

Police were alerted about 7pm and members of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team went to the man’s aid.

A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said he suffered ‘slight head injuries and some soft tissue damage.’

The Stornoway Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene and the walker was airlifted to the Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital, Broadford, where he was kept overnight.

The walker was the second in just over a week to be airlifted from Sgùrr Dubh Mòr. On 12 July a man in his 60s fell 15m (49ft) on the mountain, the successful summiting of which involves a grade two scramble.

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