AN AIR ambulance helicopter made an emergency landing on the first green of the West Links at North Berwick yesterday.

It landed on the famous golf course at about 2.50pm to go to the aid of an injured woman who had taken a fall while out walking on the beach nearby.

In the end, the medics on the scene decided that the helicopter was not required and it departed at about 4.20pm.

The casualty was taken to hospital by standard ambulance.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said that they were made aware of the helicopter’s landing but were not involved.

A spokesperson for Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) said: "I can confirm we were called to the scene, we were actually the first on scene.

"The helicopter from Perth was called and landed on the golf course.

"An adult woman had taken a fall while out walking.

"Our paramedics worked with the Scottish Ambulance Service's road crew and she was taken by road to hospital."

The woman's condition is not known.

A picture of the helicopter was shared online by winning golf Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, who lives in the town.

She tweeted: "Hope the injured person is OK".