Residents in the St Cyrus area are being urged to check their sheds and outbuildings for a missing man as the search for him continues.
Graeme Leslie, from the St Cyrus area, was last seen in Dundee on Friday, July 14 but has not been spoken to by his family since.
It is understood the 62-year-old may have been seen at his home at Scotston Place in the village on Monday by neighbours.
Police are now appealing for people living the St Cyrus area to check sheds, garages or other outbuildings for signs of activity as the search to trace him continues.
Inspector Megan Heathershaw said: “We have specialist search teams currently out looking in the vicinity of Graeme’s home however I would appeal to anyone who lives in the area to please check your garages, sheds or other outbuildings for signs of activity incase he sought shelter.
“Given the recent rainfall and unfavourable weather conditions I must stress that we don’t want anyone searching out with the boundaries of your own property and putting yourself in any danger, however if your outbuildings are easily accessible we would be very grateful for the assistance.
“The significant rainfall this morning will make some of the terrain we need to search challenging, however our specialist officers are utilising their skills and equipment to access the areas safely and effectively.”
Mr Leslie is known to frequent licensed premises in the Montrose and Dundee areas and officers are appealing for anyone who has seen a man matching his description to get in touch as extensive inquiries continue to establish his whereabouts.
He is described as being white; around 5ft 1, of a stocky build, wears glasses and has a tattoo on his right forearm. It is not known what he might be wearing.
Inspector Megan Heathershaw, who is leading the search, said: “I would appeal to anyone who has seen a man matching the description of Graeme provided to please contact us as soon as possible.
“Likewise I would ask Graeme if he sees our appeal to let police know he is safe and well. It has been several days since anyone has spoken to him and our concerns for his safety and well-being are growing.
“Searches involving specialist police teams and the RNLI will take place today along the coastline near Graeme’s home.”
Anyone with information about Mr Leslie’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police on 101.