Police in the Aviemore area have launched an appeal to trace a lone walker who has been reported missing in the Cairngorms.
Officers are “anxious” to trace Andrew Moorhouse, who is from Sheffield but was last seen in the Highlands late on Saturday evening.
Subsequent efforts to trace Mr Moorhouse during the course of Sunday failed to locate the missing 46-year-old, with officers continuing to search alongside the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.
It is believed Mr Moorhouse had arrived in the Aviemore area via public transport with the intention of walking alone on forest paths between the Aviemore and Coylumbridge area to the Cairngorm Mountains.
He is described as 5ft 9 inches in height, stocky build, with red and greying short hair, dressed in outdoor clothing and carrying a backpack.
A statement issued by police said: “Police in Aviemore are anxious to trace Andrew Moorhouse, aged 46, who is from Sheffield but is currently missing in the Cairngorms area.
“We are urging anyone in the area – particularly walkers and cyclists in rural locations – to keep a look out for a male matching Andrew’s description and to report any sightings via 101.”
Police are also keen to hear from anybody with any information which could assist in their search.