Highlands & Islands

Volunteer-run breast scans resume in Easter Ross

A breast scanning service operated by a band of women volunteers in Easter Ross has reopened after years of closure.

The Tain Breast Scanner was dismissed by some health professionals when it was first launched almost 30 years ago.

But the infrared light scanner is now considered to be an additional weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

The group's founder Susannah Stone is delighted the group is back in business after closing because money to maintain the premises ran out.

She said the service offered women an early warning of cancer.