Rescue teams searching for pair in Scottish Highlands

Mountain rescue teams are searching for two people reported missing amid bad weather in the Cairngorms.

Cairngorm and Braemar rescue teams were alerted around 5pm that two people were missing near Ben MacDui.

Rescuers said the missing pair are said to have no map or compass and that weather conditions are “poor and exceptionally windy”.

Cairngorm MRT tweeted: “MRT called out to locate two persons lost near Ben Mcdui. No map or compass. Updates to follow.”

The Braemar team later added: “Team called out to locate two persons missing on Cairngorm plateau along with Cairngorm MRT tonight.

“Weather conditions poor and exceptionally windy.”