Finnich Glen and the Devil's Pulpit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Finnich Glen and the Devil's Pulpit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers were hampered in their efforts to reach an injured person at a Stirlingshire beauty spot by inconsiderately parked vehicles.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team joined emergency services at Finnich Glen near Killearn on Monday to aid a visitor who fell and injured their arm.

Scottish Ambulance Service requested the team’s help to extricate the member of the public from the deep, steep-sided gorge that is home to the Devil’s Pulpit, a circular red sandstone rock.

But Police Scotland said emergency services’ vehicles were hampered by vehicles parked in emergency vehicle laybys and by inconsiderate parking.

A police spokesperson said: “If you are attending rural areas, please consider where you are parking your vehicle. Access roads and gates and emergency vehicle laybys are there in the event of an emergency and should not be used for parking.

“On this occasion, thankfully the injured person was safely rescued by MRT.”

Lomond MRT said: “Good inter-agency working again resolved the emergency quickly.”

The 70ft-deep glen is accessible by steep stone steps built in the Victorian era.

Finnich Glen has seen a large increase in visitor numbers since it was used as a location in the television series Outlander.

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