The incident happened on Na Gruagaichan. Photo: Nigel Brown CC-BY-SA-1.0

The incident happened on Na Gruagaichan. Photo: Nigel Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker has died after being struck by lightning on a Highland mountain.

The woman was with a group of seven people on the Mamores when two of them were hit by the bolt.

Police were alerted about 5.40pm on Saturday and the party’s location was traced to Na Gruagaichean, a 1,056m (3,465ft) munro north-east of Kinlochleven.

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team was alerted and the Scottish Air Ambulance and a Coastguard helicopter flew to the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Sadly, a woman aged 55 years died as a result of her injuries.

“Another woman was taken by ambulance to Belford Hospital in Fort William where her condition is stable. The next of kin of the woman who died have been advised and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

Inspector Isla Campbell, local area policing inspector for Lochaber, said: “We are grateful for the prompt and professional response from partner agencies to this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the lady’s family.”

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