Further searches have been carried out in the Leachkin area of Inverness one week on from the last sighting of missing teenager Jade McGrath.
Officers have also been speaking to motorists and pedestrians this afternoon in the area where Jade was last seen on Leachkin Road shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, November 28.
This has been supported by the Road Policing Unit, while specialist searches have been ongoing around the Leachkin Road area this week, which have continued into today with support from resources such as the dog unit and police search advisors.
Inspector James Rice said: “We are very grateful for the ongoing support from the local community and wider public. I can assure that every piece of information we received continues to be followed up.
“Unfortunately the last confirmed sighting we have of Jade remains a week ago in the Leachkin Road area.”
“Extensive efforts remain ongoing to establish her movements, including house to house enquiries and speaking to motorists in the area at the same time of day Jade was last seen.
“We would continue to ask local residents to be aware and let us know if you believe you have seen Jade since Wednesday, November 28 or any time since.”
Jade is described as being around 5ft1 and of a slim build with bleached, platinum blonde hair and blue eyes.
She was wearing a khaki green parka with a fluffy hood, black leggings and black/white Nike trainers.
The family of Jade McGrath have issued a statement as police continue to search for the missing 19-year-old.
The statement said: “As each day goes on, we are growing increasingly concerned for Jade and we just desperately want answers and to know where she is.
“There has been a massive amount of support from friends and family, as well as people we have never met, and that is what is keeping us going.
“Anyone who was in the Leachkin area last Wednesday afternoon from around 1.45pm, please think back and if you think you might have seen anything please call the police.
“Jade is about 5ft 2in, very petite with long bleached blonde hair with dark roots and only very faint wisps of blue in the ends.
“We are grateful to everyone who has helped so far and are just desperate for news.
“If Jade is reading this, we want you to know that we love you very much and we just want you home safe.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland by calling 101 and quoting incident 1997 of November 28.