The mystery of a man who disappeared without trace after catching a west Highland ferry remains unsolved four years after he was reported missing.
Today will be the fourth anniversary of John Ferris’ family contacting the police to raise concerns about the 44-year-old.
But no body has ever been found and police said the case remained open.
Mr Ferris had been on a walking holiday in the Highlands when he vanished.
He was reported missing by his family on December 1, 2010, and his car, a blue Ford Fiesta, was found parked and secure at Mallaig in Lochaber on December 7.
Inquiries in the area at the time revealed that Mr Ferris, from Hampshire, had boarded a local ferry with the intention of walking from Tarbet, Loch Nevis, to Bracara, Loch Morar.
He was last seen on November 19 at Tarbet.
Mr Ferris, who would now be 48, is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build, with short mousey, blond hair.
A number of appeals were issued for information regarding his whereabouts, but he has not been found and he is still featured on the Missing People charity’s website.
The search for Mr Ferris is being coordinated by Hampshire Constabulary.
A spokesman for the force said: “We can confirm the files of the John Ferris case remain open to receive any new information.”
Meanwhile, four other people from the Highlands also feature on the website.
They are Paul Cameron, 60, who has been missing from Dingwall since February 25, 2010, Ellen MacDougall, 61, missing from the Inverness area since May 15, 2004, Heather Thomson, 27, who was reported missing from Inverness on January 19, 1994, and Michael Bell, also 27, who has been missing from Skye since May 14, 1983.
Anyone with information that may help to trace any of these people is asked to call police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The missing people charity, which searches for missing people on behalf of their friends and family, can be contacted on 116 000.