Seven people have been arrested in connection with a climate change protest that saw activists scale an oil rig in Dundee.
Emergency services including police, the coastguard and the ambulance service were on the scene at Port of Dundee on Monday evening following a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion.
Activists climbed 250 feet and had planned to occupy the Valaris 122 rig for “as long as possible”, however they descended at around 5.10pm, just five hours after the protest began, as the wind proved “too much”.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police can confirm that four men and three women have been arrested in connection with the incident.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
Five activists set out in a boat at about 11.30am and three made it on board, climbing halfway up one of the legs of the rig to try to prevent it leaving.
Two police vans and the Coastguard were seen leaving the port at around 5.20pm while an ambulance with blue lights sped to the scene shortly afterwards.
Earlier in the day, several police vehicles and an incident response unit from the Scottish Ambulance Service were stationed at the port.
A helicopter, believed to be from the UK Coastguard, was also there.
Rig workers appeared to be resuming their work as normal at around 5.40pm.
Mim Black of Extinction Rebellion Scotland said: “They (the protesters) have come down.
“The wind was just too much.
“We are just proud. They did something really brave but we are also happy that they knew when to turn back, when it was sensible to come back.
“That is definitely not something we can say about the fossil fuel industry.
“More things are taking place over Scotland in the next two weeks.”
A Valaris fleet status from October said the rig was due to begin a nine-month Shell contract for two wells this month.
The activists had been planning to remain on the rig “as long as possible” in an effort to prevent it from returning to its operations.
The occupation was said to be a part of a campaign called “Rig Rebellion Two” which is targeting the north-east oil and gas industry over 10 days.
Greenpeace UK issued a statement backing the action and also called for North Sea oil and gas production to be phased out to “help prevent catastrophic climate change.”