OCHILS Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) has thanked Wee County residents for "saving the lives" of others after the group went through last weekend without receiving a single callout.

The rescue team had previously urged people to avoid taking unnecessary risks on the hills, to prevent unnecessary callouts during the coronavirus lockdown.

And it seems that messages has hit home.

In a post on Facebook, published late on Sunday, March 29, a spokesperson for the group said: "Thanks to all you fantastic people staying at home the team was not called out over the weekend [March 28-29].

"We did not have to decide which of our volunteer responders to send up the hill.

"We did not have to dispatch our medics with additional PPE.

"We did not have to request air support from Maritime and Coastguard Agency or Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.

"We did not have to handover to an already stretched Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Each and every one of you have contributed to saving the lives of people in our community.

"A huge thank you from all at OMRT."