A boy has been seriously injured after getting trapped in a gully near a castle in the Highlands while the tide was coming in.
The alarm was raised at around 5pm on Monday when the 14-year-old from France became stuck in an "inaccessible location" at Sinclair Castle near Wick.
He had fallen up to 15ft down the ravine with an incoming tide.
A multi-agency response was coordinated, including coastguards, lifeboats, police and ambulance services.
He was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with head injuries by a coastguard helicopter.
Police Scotland described his condition as serious but not life-threatening.