Coastguard callout to worried walkers

Two walkers, a male and a female from Edinburgh and both in their 40s, were rescued by members of Arran Coastguard team last Friday.

A Clyde Coastguard spokesperson said: ‘The two hillwalkers were in an isolated area of north west Arran and lost their confidence to continue walking over the hill from Laggan Cottage.

‘They tried to walk round the shoreline, but at 3.51pm made an emergency 999 telephone call for assistance.

‘Arran Coastguard Rescue Team was despatched and assisted the walkers by vehicle to Lochranza. They were none the worse for the incident.

‘We would recommend that all people venturing out into the hills leave details of their planned route.’

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