TWELVE people have been injured after their coach overturned.

A spokesman, from Northern Constabulary, confirmed that the Shearings private hire coach, which collided on the A9 in the Scottish Highlands was carrying elderly people from Dornoch to Stretton.

The injured people are being treated at hospitals in Dundee, Perth, Inverness and Kingussie Health Centre.

The passengers' injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The driver was said to be seriously injured, according to Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS).

Northern Constabulary confirmed the coach crashed two miles south of Dalwhinnie at 9am.

The coach is believed to have been dropping passengers at different locations across the north west, terminating the trip in Stretton.

Concerned relatives can call the Shearlings helpline number which has been set up on 01942 823313.

Updates to follow.