Police are becoming “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of an Aberdeenshire man last seen a week ago.
David Strachan, 51, was spotted by a friend on November 19 at 9pm in Wilson Road, Banchory.
Inspector Allen Shaw from Stonehaven Police Station said although the 51-year-old has been missing before, it has never been for this length of time.
“We are becoming increasingly concerned for him as time passes,” he said.
“We just want to make sure that he is safe and well.”
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries as well as reviewing CCTV footage to piece together Mr Strachan’s movements since he was last seen.
A team led by a specialist search advisor are also carrying out further searches in the Banchory area.
“He has been known to sleep rough, so officers are currently carrying out searches in parks and woodland in the local area, in case he has been sleeping there. I would also ask residents in Banchory to check their gardens and outbuildings in case he has taken shelter there,” Inspector Shaw said.
“We know that David has family and friends in Perth and we are liaising with our colleagues in that area who are carrying out further inquiries and searches in case he has travelled to Perth.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen David, or who has any information on his whereabouts to contact us. I would also appeal directly to David himself to contact us, or a member of his family to let us know he is safe. Any information can be passed to officers on 101.”
Mr Strachan is described as white, 5ft 10in in height with short fair-coloured hair.
When he was last seen he was wearing black jeans, a blue fleece top, a black v-neck jumper and a red shirt.