25 injured after coach plunges down steep embankment

The coach was carrying tourists believed to be from Medway Credit: STV News/Deece

A coach carrying more than 50 tourists, some believed to be from Medway, has overturned on a popular route in Scotland.

The vehicle left the A83 in Argyll and came to a stop near a loch at around 2.10pm yesterday.

Some 23 people were taken to hospital, with the seriously injured airlifted for treatment. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

It is believed that high winds in the area at the time were a possible factor.There were 52 people on board the Lochs and Glens Holidays coach and 25 of those were described as "walking wounded" following the crash.

Those seriously injured were airlifted to hospital

A rest centre in Arrochar was in place to support the remaining passengers, and 29 of them were spending the night at local hotels.

Police said the road was closed for a time but has since reopened, while the coach has been removed.

"This has clearly been a terrifying experience for all of those involved and officers have been working closely with our partners to provide support to those effected and ensure everyone's safety."

Chief Inspector Fraser Candlish
High winds could have been a factor in the crash

Lochs and Glens Holidays runs a number of coach trips, mainly in the Scottish Highlands, but picks up passengers across the UK.

"We are liaising with the emergency services regarding the injured passengers and to establish the cause of the accident."

Lochs and Glens Holidays, Spokesperson