Police and mountain rescuers have made a further attempt to trace two hillwalkers apparently missing in the same area of the Highlands for more than a year.
Officers, colleagues in the police dive team and members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team have again scoured a wide area including waters within the popular Ring of Steall in The Mamores range east of Fort William.
Sadly, they reported yesterday that their extensive efforts had again drawn a blank.
Kilmarnock-born Eric Cyl, 62, and 65-year-old Tom Brown from Lanarkshire disappeared after venturing out alone in the area last year.
Mr Cyl, an experienced 6ft-tall Munro-bagger who lived in southern England, was last seen heading for the Ring of Steall on May 30.
His heartbroken wife Carol recently told the Press and Journal how she had never seen the images of the couple on a happy holiday together that were taken shortly before he left for the Highlands.
She believes he had the camera with him when he disappeared last year.
Mr Brown, 5ft 10in with bushy silver hair and spectacles, had set off in Glen Nevis on July 2.
His rucksack and various other belongings were later found near a river close to Steall Falls.
It is understood that police have spoken with the families of both men since carrying out the latest search.
A third Lochaber walker remains missing.
Goffredo Bondanelli, a 56-year-old German, was last seen in Fort William on May 3 this year.
He had boarded a train to Lochailort before setting out on a proposed 21-mile walk east to Glenfinnan.
The body of 69-year-old Wiltshire mountaineer Robin Garton was found in Lochaber in June this year, more than eight months after he disappeared.
His body was found by members of the public in the Stob Coire nam Beith area.