Hillwaker dies after falling near summit of Scottish mountain

A hiker has been killed after a fall in the Highlands yesterday, police have confirmed.

Police said the alarm was raised at around 4.25pm on Thursday.

The 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene on Liathach.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We received a report of concern for a person after a 37-year-old man fell while walking in the Torridon area.

The accident happened on Thursday on Liathach in Torridon.

Mountain rescue

"The incident was reported around 4.25pm on Thursday February 20 and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

Members of Torridon Mountain Rescue Team assisted at the scene of the accident.