A casualty was evacuated from a visiting cruise ship near Stornoway earlier today (Saturday 6 April.)

The person was taken ill aboard the cruise ship, MS Astoria, which was anchored outside Stornoway Harbour during her visit.

The casualty needed a medical evacuation and was taken ashore via the ship's own launch. 

Stornoway Coastguard Rescue team assisted with the casualty's transfer to the Scottish Ambulance Service team.