Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Lifeboat and helicopter join search for missing Highland man

Michael Fairchild was reported missing after setting out on a walk
Michael Fairchild was reported missing after setting out on a walk

A major search has been launched to find a man reported missing in the west Highlands yesterday morning.

Michael Fairchild, 49, was last seen setting off for a walk around 11am on Tuesday morning in the Baddidarach area, north of Lochinver.

He intended to walk to Ardroe, around 45 minutes away, but failed to return.

A major search operation was launched last night, with a Stornoway search and rescue helicopter, a coastguard rescue team  and a police dogs team scouring the area around Ardoe.

The Lochinver lifeboat was also launched last night, checking the coastline around Loch Roe for signs of Mr Fairchild.

The RNLI crew launched at around 11.50pm and were returning to station at 9am this morning.

A coastguard spokesman said the lifeboat may return to the area later in the day.

Mr Fairchild is described as being 5ft 7in in height, of stocky build with collar length dark hair.

He is clean shaven, wears glasses and is local to the area.

When last seen he was wearing wellies or walking boots, dark cord trousers, a blue polo shirt and a three-quarters length wax jacket.

Anyone who has seen Mr Fairchild should contact police on 101.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]