Emergency service personnel yesterday continued with searches for a missing pensioner on the Isle of Raasay – a week on from his last sighting.
Alistair Lovie, who lives on the island, was last seen walking in the Inverarish area in the south end of the island around 11am on Sunday March 31, with the alarm raised regarding his disappearance shortly before 4pm.
Mr Lovie, who suffers from dementia, has not been seen or heard from since his disappearance with numerous services deployed on the island to assist in searching for the 72-year-old.
Coast rescue teams from Kyle, Dunvegan and Portree all assisted yesterday to conduct searches, with Portree lifeboat also launched.
On Saturday, Kyle lifeboat was called out by the Coastguard Operations Centre to conduct searches, however, Mr Lovie remains missing.
A coastguard spokesman said: “Our teams have been out searching today but there are no further updates.”
Mr Lovie is described as being 5ft 10in in height, of medium build with brown hair and blue eyes.
He was wearing a black jacket, jeans, a black cap, a blue shirt and a red jumper at the time of his last sighting.
Police have over the past week expressed their concerns as time passes, with Inspector Bruce Crawford saying: “Alistair has dementia and it is considered possible that he may have become confused while out walking.
“He was last seen close to a disused mine north of Inverarish but he is physically fit and walks regularly so I would urge people on Raasay to be aware and to report anything at all which may be able to help with tracing him.”
Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101.