South Scotland

Biker badly hurt in Devil's Beef Tub crash

Beef Tub Image copyright David Purchase
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.