An emergency has been sparked today after a horse fell more than 9 metres (30 feet) down a North-east cliff.
Around 30 firefighters were involved in rescuing the horse at Cammachmore.
Crews from as far as Peterhead were called as well as a rope rescue team from Perth to help rescue the female horse.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “The SSPCA and Coastguard were also in attendance for the incident and we had seven appliances with around 30 firefighters at the scene.
“A rope rescue team came from Perth to help the horse with a tractor with strops used to pull the horse to safety.
“Our team was also in contact with Dumfries as the fire crews there have specialist training in animal rescuing so they were in constant contact with them throughout the incident.”
It took the team more than two hours to free the horse which was stuck in deep mud following the fall.
The horse is doing well with firefighters thanked by the SSPCA.
Animal Rescue Officer Karen Hogg said: “When I arrived there was a sea of firemen, who were absolutely brilliant.
“Once the horse was safe my job was to get her cosy and make sure she got back up to a safe temperature.
“She’s now safely back in the field with her owner and the vet will be checking up on her.”
A spokeswoman from the coastguard said: “We were called and attended the scene of a horse falling down a cliff.
“As there was no person involved and it was an animal rescue, the coastguard simply attended the incident for the safety of the emergency services involved.”
Anyone concerned about the welfare of an animal should contact the SSPCA helpline on 03000 999 999.