It’s exactly a year since missing man Alan Morrison was last seen in an area in Buckie.
Following on from his disappearance 12 months ago, Police Scotland have renewed their appeal for information about Mr Morrison and have reminded residents in the Moray community that he is still considered a missing person.
They added that enquires to locate his whereabouts were ongoing and they are still keen to trace him.
Officers announced that they hope the appeal will encourage locals to come forward with information and generate new leads for them to follow.
Detective Inspector Martin Macdougall said: “It is now one year since Alan was last seen and his disappearance so tragically marked the Christmas period for his family.
“They have been looking for answers since and our thoughts are with them as we mark this difficult anniversary.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who were in touch throughout our early enquiries, as well as for the support shown to Alan’s family.
“I would also like to thank our partner agencies for their valuable assistance in our efforts to trace Alan over the past year.
“A missing person investigation is never closed and we will continue to react on any new information we receive, at any point. It is not too late to get in touch and I would urge anyone who may have information to contact us on 101, if you think you can help.”
Mr Morrison’s disappearance was reported to police by his family on January 11 after they grew concerned they had not been able to contact him since Christmas Eve.
The last known sighting of Mr Morrison was in Buckie.
Police carried our thorough searches at his home at Lawson Place and scoured the surrounding areas. They also focused their attention on the Burn of Buckie, the coastline and several other routes from his home heading west towards the cemetery where he was known to take walks.
The police searches led by specialist teams, the dive unit and police dogs were also assisted in their investigations of the area by a police helicopter and members of the Aberdeen Coastguard and the RNLI.
Mr Morrison was 47 at the time of his disappearance and was described by his family to be a 5ft 9, of medium build and a heavy smoker.
CCTV images were released of Mr Morrison at McColl’s store at St Andrew’s Square on the day he vanished, in which he was believed to be wearing dark Adidas Samba trainers and a long sleeved dark T-shirt with a navy jacket. He has short dark and grey receding hair and a short grey beard.
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 2636 of 11 January 2019.