Highlands & Islands

Kyle and Lochinver RNLI call-outs in stormy weather

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI on a call-out in rough weather Image copyright Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI
Image caption Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI helped a man get to shore from his small boat in Glenelg Bay

RNLI lifeboat crews have been involved in a number of call-outs in stormy conditions off Scotland's west coast.

A broken-down trawler with six fishermen onboard was towed to Lochinver in Sutherland by Lochinver RNLI on Wednesday night.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI went to the aid of a man stuck on his small boat in rough conditions in Glenelg Bay.

A Met Office warning of high winds is in place until 13:00 on Thursday.

Forecasters warn that winds could gust to 75mph across the Hebrides, Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in many areas of Scotland during that period of the warning, which started from 01:00 on Thursday.

Image copyright Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI
Image caption Scottish lifeboat crews have had to contend with bad weather

High winds have already been affecting large parts of Scotland west coast and the Highlands.

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne said poor weather conditions has been causing disruption on many of its routes.

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's call-out on Wednesday afternoon saw the crew help a man get to shore from where his small boat was tied up in Glenelg Bay.

The man was safely dropped off at the ferry slipway at Glenelg.

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