TWO walkers were unharmed after getting into difficulty in the hills near Menstrie at the weekend.

Mountain rescue volunteers came to the assistance of the two walkers, following a call out by police on Saturday, May 18.

Ochils Mountain Rescue Team explained that the two walkers were quickly located and a simple rope system was set up to bring them uphill to safety.

The team thanked colleagues from Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team and Killin Mountain Rescue Team who were in the area for a SARDA Southern Scotland training day with mountain rescue dogs.

Anyone requiring assistance on the hills or in wild spaces is urged to call 999, ask for police then mountain rescue.