Scotland has one less Munro after one was demoted to Corbett status after coming up nearly 16 inches short in a survey.

Beinn a'Chlaidheimh, near Ullapool in the Highlands, was known as being part of the Fisherfield Six set of Munros.

But the Scottish Mountaineering Club has now announced a change for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh, which rises above Strath na Sealga in Wester Ross.

A mountain over 3000ft can be classified as a Munro, of which Scotland now has 282, while one of 2500ft-3000ft is called a Corbett – of which there are now 221.

Last summer The Munro Society measured peaks in the Fisherfield area, between Loch Maree and Loch Broom in the Highlands. Organisers looked at Ruadh Stac Mor, Beinn a' Chlaidheimh and Beinn Dearg Mor.

Beinn a' Chlaidheimh was found to be just under the 3000ft required for a Munro.

The society said any re-classification decision would be made by the Scottish Mountaineering Club which issues the tables listing Scotland's Munros. The club has now listed it as a Corbett.

When measuring heights of mountains below and above 3000ft, the Munro Society follows in the tradition of measurement established by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. Satellite technology is now used for greater accuracy

Rab Anderson, editor of Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers' Guidebooks, said Beinn a'Chlaidheimh was re-measured by a team of independent surveyors.