David Ross


I've been the Highland Correspondent of The Herald since 1988, covering an area which stretches from Shetland to Kintyre, and Rockall to the Cairngorms, but has only 60% of Glasgow's population. So I have to be concerned with issues relating to transport and remoteness; land reform and conservation; Gaelic and tourism; renewable energy; the odd drop of whisky and the craic.


  • Three of the injured group were airlifted from the slope at the Lecht Ski Centre near Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire, while the others were taken by ambulance.

    They are understood to have back and leg injuries.

    A spokeswoman for the Lecht centre said 36 other people who were stranded on the chairlift were rescued after the accident at around 3.25pm today.

    The spokeswomansaid: "All the casualties are in a stable condition, three were taken to hospital by helicopter and three by ambulance.

  • The stricken group were amongst a party of more than 30 others from Leeds University Hiking Club who had travelled to the Highlands for a weekend's climbing.

    Police are still trying to piece together what led to the latest fatality in Scotland's mountains.

    A family member confirmed the dead climber is Graham Connell, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire. According to the relative who spoke about the tragedy on Twitter, he was a former student who had returned to the mountains with the university club.

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David Ross

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Highland Correspondent
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