Firefighters assist couple stuck on Arthur's Seat

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Line rescue crews from Tollcross and Newcraighall attended.

Firefighters were called to Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh just after 11pm last night (11 June) to assist a couple who had become stuck on the crag face.

Edinburgh Operations Control mobilised crews from Tollcross and Newcraighall fire stations to the scene.

Firefighters rescued the man using line rescue equipment. The woman was led to safety by fire service and Police Officers.  Neither were injured.

An SFRS spokesperson said: “We are often called to assist people on Arthur’s Seat, especially during summer months.  It is important to take care whilst walking or running in this area and we recommend you remain on clear paths wherever possible.  Make sure have your mobile phone with you and let people know your plans and when you are expected back.

“It takes time and a number of resources to carry out these types of rescues. We would urge people to take care on Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags and stay safe while exploring the area.”