EMERGENCY services were called out after a man fell 30 metres while climbing Traprain Law on Saturday evening.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were joined by volunteers from Dunbar and North Berwick Coastguard at about 8.30pm.

A 47-year-old man had fallen while climbing in the area and suffered suspected injuries to his shoulder and ribs.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “A multi-agency response was instigated to safely recover the male involving Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with advice from the Coastguard.

“The male was safely recovered with the use of specialist equipment and he was conveyed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment.”