Land and air searches for missing hillwalkers in the Highlands

Neil Gibson, left, and Alan right

Searches are currently underway to locate two missing hillwalkers in the Achnashellach area of Strathcarron, Wester Ross.

Brothers Alan Gibson, 56, and Neil Gibson, 63, set off on a hill walk at around 7.45am yesterday however were reported missing late last night when they failed to return.

It is understood that they were planning to walk in the area of Achnashellach and have a black pointer dog called Archie with them.

Land and air searches are currently being carried out by members of the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, Kintail Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, SARDA dogs and the Coastguard helicopter.

It is unknown what each walker was wearing yesterday and officers are hoping to get physical descriptions and photographs of both men shortly.

In the meantime if anyone was out walking in the area of Achnashellach yesterday and recalls seeing two men police ask that they call in with information quoting reference 4089 of February 8.

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