Two rescued after getting stuck at Devil's Pulpit

A mountain rescue was triggered after a man and woman got stuck in water down a gorge.

The pair got into difficulties at the Devil's Pulpit. Picture: John MacSporran
The pair got into difficulties at the Devil's Pulpit. Picture: John MacSporran

The pair got into difficulty at the Devil’s Pulpit, in Finnich Glen near Killearn, on Tuesday evening.

They were about 8ft down the drop and unable to get themselves out.

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It is a popular location for hillwalkers and those interested in Scottish folklore.

Emergency crews were alerted at 8.26pm, with firefighters and the Lowlands Rescue team called to the scene.

Two appliances and specialist resources, including water rescue units, were mobilised.

Once rescued, the pair were transferred to paramedics. They were not injured.

According to local lore, the gorge was a meeting place for the ancient Druids. It is also where Satan is said to have preached to the monks below.

The Devil’s Pulpit was first used to describe a circular rock at the site.