The incident involved 15 team members. Photo: Mark Robson/Dundonnell MRT

The incident involved 15 team members. Photo: Mark Robson/Dundonnell MRT

Two walkers and their dog were rescued from a mountainside in the Highlands after getting into difficulties.

Police Scotland alerted Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team about 1pm on Wednesday to the incident in the Fisherfield Forest.

The dog, an English pointer called Cooper, injured herself while crossing rocky terrain in blustery conditions between the munros Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Beinn a’ Chlaidheimh in Wester Ross.

Cooper was able to make her way from the mountain . Photo: Andy Beaton/Dundonnell MRT

Cooper was able to make her way from the mountain . Photo: Andy Beaton/Dundonnell MRT

Fifteen team members made their way to the scene and found the two walkers were located about 4pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The dog had an injury to her paw but was able to descend from the mountain.

“She, her owner and his companion were evacuated from the area by 4×4 vehicle.”

The incident ended about 8.30pm.

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