Police in Huntly thanked members of the public for their help as they announced that extensive searches to trace a missing man would now be scaled back.
Romanian national Marian Pavel, 45, was last seen at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 20, near the Dean’s shortbread factory at Steven Road.
Dogs, helicopters and divers have all carried out searches but there has been no trace of Mr Pavel nor any of his belongings.
The searches have included areas of woodland, farmland and parts of the River Deveron and River Bogie.
Inspector Matt Smith said: “Our searches have been intelligence-led and have focused on the information available to us.
“We are very grateful to members of the public who have supported us with our enquiries, particularly those who got in touch to report that they had seen Marian.
“We have no new confirmed sightings of him at this time but would continue to urge anyone who thinks they might have information to get in touch with us on 101, using reference number 4314 of 20 February.
“Reviews of the enquiry have been carried out and will continue as is standard with any long-term missing person investigation.
“Any new information which comes to light will be thoroughly investigated.
“We will continue to update Marian’s family and our thoughts remain with them.”