Tayside and Central Scotland

Four hillwalkers rescued after getting into difficulties on Ben Lomond

Four hillwalkers who got into difficulties during severe weather on Ben Lomond have been rescued.

Two were picked up by a coastguard helicopter high up on the 3,196ft (974 metre) Munro.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team located two others on the lower slopes.

Mountain weather forecasters were predicting winds of up to 80mph with frequent snow showers at summit level in western Scotland for Wednesday.

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