A 25-year-old man fell from the summit of a city hill and has been airlifted to hospital.
Emergency services were scrambled to Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh to help the injured man who was found by staff at Holyrood Park.
He fell in the region of a hill called Piper's Walk, said police.
Fire crews, a specialist medical team and park wardens decided that the best course of action was to have the man airlifted, and an RAF helicopter was requested to attend.
The man was flown to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with head, back and arm injuries.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "A 25-year-old male had fallen from the summit of Arthur's Seat and was discovered by park wardens. The fire service, Medic 1 (special response team) and the park wardens decided an airlift by the RAF was the best option to rescue the casualty from the steep hillside."
The man's condition is described as stable, said a spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police.