South Scotland

Biker badly hurt in Devil's Beef Tub crash

Beef Tub
Image caption The accident took place on the A701 at the Devil's Beef Tub on Sunday afternoon

A Borders man is in hospital with serious head injuries after crashing his motorbike near the Devil's Beef Tub in Dumfries and Galloway.

The 59-year-old from West Linton was riding a Ducati bike when the accident took place on the A701 at about 16:00 on Sunday.

He was airlifted to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

He is currently described as being in a stable condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash has been asked to contact police.

The Devil's Beef Tub - which is north of Moffat - owes its name to its historical use as a place to hide stolen cattle.