AN INJURED woman was rescued from the Ochils on Thursday night after a dramatic operation to save her.

The hillwalker was descending The Law, a hill above Tillicoultry which is about 152 metres high, when she slipped and injured her leg.

It is understood that the woman broke her fibula but is recovering well after the scare.

Kevin Mitchell, hill leader, Ochils Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), said: “The team was called out at 5pm on Thursday night to locate and rescue a female hillwalker/runner who had injured her lower leg after slipping while descending The Law above Tillicoultry.

“The team were mobilised by group text and 18 volunteer team members quickly attended along with colleagues from Police Scotland who were co-ordinating the emergency response.

“The casualty was quickly located and treated by one of our team of doctors. She was well equipped and had attempted to make her way off the hill with her companion and dog.”

He continued: “She was stretchered down the tricky terrain of the Mill Glen, which has multiple steep steps, and was handed over to our colleagues in the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“This was an excellent example of multi-agency co-operation with our colleagues in Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“We understand that the casualty is doing well after hospital treatment and we wish her a speedy recovery. She was a model casualty and even managed to compliment team members on a smooth evacuation down the glen.

“The team was off the hill by 7.30pm to go back home for a cold dinner.”

Ochils Mountain Rescue Team are on call 24/7 “any hour, any day, any weather” and are part of Scottish Mountain Rescue “volunteering to save lives”.