A man has died after falling from a cliff while tending his sheep, according to police.
Despite surviving the fall and being airlifted to hospital after a rescue mission by the emergency services, the injured man died.
Coastguard rescue teams scrambled to his aid at Swordale, on the Eye Peninsula on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles at 3.50pm on Monday.
The man, in his 40s, required the help of coastguard helicopter Rescue 100 and the RNLI Stornoway lifeboat as well as coast rescue teams from Stornoway and Ness.
The helicopter crew managed to find the man quickly where he had fallen down a deep ravine. The coastguard paramedic was winched down to the man from the helicopter but further assistance was needed to get the man on to the stretcher and winched to safety.
Cliff rescue teams were dropped at the top of the cliff before making their way down to the casualty. Crew from the RNLI Stornoway lifeboat also made it ashore to assist by using a Y-boat.
A spokeswoman for Stornoway Coastguard said: "At 3.50pm it was reported a male in his 40s had fallen off a cliff and a helicopter, lifeboat as well as coast rescue teams from Stornoway and Ness were in attendance at Swordale to the east of Stornoway.
"The man had fallen down a deep ravine and received assistance from a paramedic, cliff rescue teams and the Stornoway lifeboat who helped secure the man on to the stretcher before he was winched up to the helicopter.
"They departed to the Western Isles Hospital at 4.45pm."
Murdo Macaulay, Stornoway Coastguard watch manager said: "This incident highlights the dangers involved in walking or working near cliff edges, particularly in wet or windy weather. We would urge people to exercise extreme caution in these areas."