Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
13 Year Old Boy Rescued From Gorge
A 13-year-old boy has been rescued by firefighters after falling 20ft down a gorge.
The teenager was said to be climbing a pipe spanning the gorge when he lost his grip near Colin Burn off Baird Road, Armadale, West Lothian, around 5.50pm today.
A friend raised the alarm and firefighters managed to remove him on a stretcher from the gorge about an hour and a half after the fall.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for minor injuries.
Sergeant Andrew Meikle said: ``An extensive rescue operation, led by the fire service, was carried out today at Colin Burn in Armadale following a report of concern for a 13-year-old boy.
''Rescuers successfully reached the youngster before moving him to safety.
''He has since been transferred by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for his injuries.''
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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