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.