The team accompanied the walker to the road. Photo: Andy Beaton

The team accompanied the walker to the road. Photo: Andy Beaton

Rescuers were called out to aid a walker suffering from exhaustion and dehydration in exceptionally warm weather in Wester Ross.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by Police Scotland about 5pm on Friday when the woman, in her 70s, got into difficulties.

She was walking on the path between Tollaidh and Slattadale, south of Poolewe.

The team said, with the help of local police officers, mountain rescuers were able to walk the woman to the roadside, where she received first aid treatment.

Dundonnell MRT leader Donald Macrae said: “The Highlands have recently been experiencing unusually high temperatures. I would like to remind hill-goers how important it is to remain properly hydrated.

“Adequate sun protection in the form of a hat and high factor sun screen is also essential.”

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