An Arbroath woman who fell and broke her ankle while hill walking has thanked her Royal Marines rescuers.
Susan Whitton, 56, and husband Jimmy had hired a log cabin at Glen Clova and were looking forward to doing a series of hill walks in the area.
Disaster struck when the couple and their pet dog were walking at Loch Brandy and Susan fell.
She said: “We were actually on the easiest part of the walk when I fell and hurt my ankle. I thought I had just damaged the tendons, but I now know it was a clean break.
“I had managed to get a seat on a rock when about 20 Royal Marines walked past and Jimmy asked if any of them were medically trained.
“They were just brilliant and they carried me down like the Queen of Sheba.
“They were absolutely amazing and I really can’t thank them enough.”