Woman Dies After Being Struck By Lightning In Scottish Highlands


A woman’s died after being struck by lightning on a mountain range in the Scottish Highlands.

The 55-year-old was hiking near Glencoe yesterday evening when she and another member of her group were hit.

They were both airlifted to hospital, but one died from her injuries. The other is in a stable condition.

Coastguard and ambulance service helicopters and the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were dispatched to locate the group. They were found on Na Gruagaichean, a mountain about five miles south of Ben Nevis.

Inspector Isla Campbell said: “We are grateful for the prompt and professional response from partner agencies to this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the lady’s family.”

Police Scotland added: “At 5.42pm on Saturday June 8, Police Scotland were alerted to an incident where two members of a walking group comprising seven people had been struck by lightning and injured.