Police are continuing their efforts to trace missing Banff man William Hay with additional searches along the A98 from Macduff towards Crudie.
Mr Hay has now been missing for more than a week. He was last seen on Buchan Street, at the junction with High Street in Macduff, at 3.10am on Sunday December 8.
It is thought the 35-year-old was driving a white Smart car between Fraserburgh and Banff that morning.
He is described as being 5ft 10in, with slim build and a gaunt appearance and when last seen was wearing a green waterproof jacket, dark blue jeans, a red and cream checked shirt, with a black beanie hat or snood.
Inspector Graham Greig said: “It is now over a week since William went missing and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare, along with his family and friends.
“He was last seen in Macduff having been dropped off by a taxi following a minor road traffic colllsion near to Crudie in the early hours of Sunday December 8.”
He added: “Today, we are carrying out searches on the A98 which was the route from the road traffic collision back to near his home address.
“I would like to thank the local communities of Macduff and Fraserburgh for their continued support and I would reiterate our appeal for anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they may feel it to be, to make contact with police.”
Police can be contacted by calling 101.