Police are growing increasingly concerned about a Dornoch man who went missing around Ben Loyal a week ago.
Stuart Campbell departed for the far north beauty spot last weekend but has not been seen since.
The Dornoch man is believed to have set off to scale the 2,507ft mountain south of Tongue.
Police today released a new photograph of Stuart, who is pictured in the jacket – a hooded Berghaus jacket with a red zip – that officers believe he may have been wearing when he travelled to the area.
The 33-year-old’s vehicle, a red Suzuki Swift with the registration SY08 0FA, was found at the car park used by walkers at the foot of Ben Loyal on Tuesday.
Extensive searches have been carried out in the area involving police, mountain rescue teams, search dogs and a rescue helicopter.
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Officers have said they believe he intended to go hill walking there last Saturday but are unsure of the route he planned to take.
Walkers in the area have been asked to remain vigilant, and those who were there last weekend have been asked to get in touch with the force if they have information which could assist the investigation.
Mr Campbell is described as being 5ft 6in tall and of slim build with brown hair.
He is believed to have been wearing a hooded Berghaus jacket with a red zip and he is likely to have been carrying a black North Face branded rucksack.
Inspector Kevin Macleod said: “It is extremely concerning for Stuart to have been out of contact with family and friends for this long.
“It is very important that any walkers who were on Ben Loyal or in the surrounding area last weekend to think back and let us know if they may have seen Stuart.
“Even if your information seems small or insignificant it may be helpful to our search.
“I would also urge workers in the area this weekend to remain vigilant and report anything which could be of note.”
Neil Hampton, general manager of Royal Dornoch Golf Club where Mr Campbell works, said he hopes he is traced safe and well soon.
Mr Hampton said: “Stuart is a very valued member of staff and we hope we can have him back some time soon.
“Dornoch is a small place and everybody knows everybody and everybody gets on with each other.
“Anybody going missing like this from our local area is a cause of concern and we hope he is found safe and well and gets back to us soon.”
Police have said Mr Campbell’s lack of contact is extremely out of character and are growing concerned for his wellbeing.
Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 101.