Police and mountain rescue have recovered a body from Glen Nevis in the Highlands.

The alert was raised at about 14:00 on Saturday that a body had been discovered.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the person found. It is not known if it is a man or a woman.

Ch Insp Alastair Garrow said: “The body was recovered in a remote location and had clearly been there for some considerable time.‎”

He added: “We will obviously be considering all options in terms of long-term missing people who have sadly not been found yet.

“These operations can be challenging and I would like to thank all those who assisted in recovering the body sensitively and safely.”

One week ago the body of a climber who fell from Ben Nevis was found.

Marcin Bialas, who was 36, reportedly fell through an overhanging ledge of snow on the mountain into a gully on 21 January.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue said a man’s body was recovered from Observation Gully on Ben Nevis on Saturday 30 June.