The police effort to trace missing Banff man William Hay will be stepped up on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old was last seen on Buchan Street, at the junction with High Street, in Macduff around 3.10am on Sunday.
His family are very concerned for his welfare.
Inspector George Cordiner said: “There will be heightened police activity in the Banff area starting from tomorrow morning as we continue with our searches to trace William.
“Officers from the community policing team will be assisted by appropriate operational support units.
“I would also urge residents in the Banff area to check any garages, sheds or outbuildings they have in case William may have sought refuge there.”
William is described as white, around 5ft 10in, slim build and with a gaunt appearance.
He is believed to be wearing a green waterproof jacket, dark blue jeans, a red and cream checked shirt, black snood and a black Beanie hat.
Anyone with information is asked to phone 101.