New figures reveal rescue tally of Scottish coastguard crews
Almost half of all people rescued by UK coastguard helicopter crews between April and June this year were airlifted by Scottish-based crews.
New figures released by the Department for Transport show 444 people were rescued across the UK.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter crews based in Scotland rescued 49% of them.
The Scottish crews operate from Sumburgh, Stornoway, Inverness and Prestwick.
The department releases quarterly reports on the performance of the helicopter service.