The main road through Achmore was closed for two hours on Friday evening (26 June) after a single-vehicle accident in which an elderly man was injured.

Emergency services were called to the village of Achmore at 5pm, to reports that a vehicle had left the main A858 road and was off the carriageway and on its roof.

The 81-year-old driver was carefully extracted from the vehicle by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, while police kept the road closed from 5.15 to 7.15pm. A diversion via the Pentland Road was put in place.

No other vehicle was involved and there were no passengers.

The man was taken to Western Isles Hospital by a Scottish Ambulance crew. His injuries were described as minor and he was discharged the following day.