Highlands & Islands

Lone woman missing on mountains found safe and well

A French woman who spent the night on mountains near Kylesku in Sutherland after getting lost has been found safe and well.

The woman, who was thought to be alone, contacted police on Monday afternoon, but her mobile phone signal failed before her call ended.

Stornoway Coastguard helicopter and rescue teams began a search south of Loch Beag, but failed to find her.

The search was resumed at first light and she was traced.

Police said she was tired but uninjured.