A teenager with suspected meningitis on Cumbrae featured in an episode of BBC Scotland series Paramedics On Scene.

Viewers got to watch an air ambulance being called to a 15-year-old patient on the island who was believed to have contracted the condition.

Air ambulance paramedics Fraser Hutchison and William Burns raced to Millport from Glasgow Airport to prevent the potential deadly illness from developing into sepsis.

In the show, William said: "Millport is where I used to go on holiday. It is a lovely little place, but if you are ill, getting from Millport to Glasgow would be a ferry and nearly an hour of driving."

The teenager was visiting the island on a day trip when alarm bells started ringing and an ambulance was called.

Cumbrae only has one ambulance and a local hospital for islanders, but patients with life-threatening illnesses are transferred to using the island's helipad, which was kindly donated by community heroes Walter and Effie Kerr seven years ago.

The teenager was transferred to Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Children by helicopter, where he was given the all-clear after tests. 

The popular show returned for its fifth series earlier last month, showcasing the efforts of the Scottish Ambulance Service across the country.

All episodes of Paramedics on Scene are available to stream on the BBC iPlayer, with a new episode released every Sunday at 9pm.