Highlands & Islands

Woman airlifted from remote Highland location

Inverie. Photo by Undiscovered Scotland
Image caption The woman was in one of the remotest parts of the Highlands when she was injured

A walker has been airlifted to hospital after she was injured in one of the remotest parts of the Highlands.

The 52-year-old woman suffered a head injury after a fall at Knoydart in Inverness-shire on Saturday.

Her husband, who was walking with her, raised the alarm by mobile phone.

She was picked up from Inverie - the only village on the Knoydart Peninsula - by the Stornoway Coastguard search and rescue helicopter at about 15:15.

She was taken to the Dr MacKinnon Memorial Hospital at Broadford on Skye.

Her condition is unknown but she was conscious throughout the rescue.

Inverie can only be reached by walking 18 miles or making a seven-mile sea crossing by ferry.

Knoydart only has 115 residents - and houses the Old Forge, the remotest pub on mainland Britain.

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