The family of a grandfather who went missing on a charity bike ride are appealing for information as they seek answers three years after his disappearance.
Tony Parsons, now 66, travelled from his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William in the Highlands by train on Friday September 29 2017, intending to then cycle home.
He travelled south on the A82 and was last seen at around 11.30pm that night outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel in Argyll and Bute.
Mr Parsons was reported missing on Monday October 2 but neither he nor his bicycle, which had a yellow frame and black handlebars, have been seen since, despite extensive searches.
In a statement released through police, Mr Parsons’s son Mike said: “None of us ever dreamt that three years ago my dad would have gone on his charity bike ride and we would never see him again.
“As a result my family and I have been left with so many unanswered questions, that we have to live with every single day, about where he is.
“As each special family occasion passes and seeing his grandchildren growing up without their grandad, it reminds us of the harsh reality of him not being here.
“I would ask that if you have any information, no matter how small, please contact the police as it may help to provide us with the help and answers we’re looking for.”
Search activity has included a number of specialist Police Scotland resources, including the mountain rescue team, air support unit and dog unit.
Civilian volunteers and members of Killin, Oban and Arrochar mountain rescue teams have also undertaken searches.
Police said the investigation remains ongoing as they renewed their appeal for information.
Detective Inspector David Macgregor said: “Tony’s family has now endured three years of not knowing where he is or what might have happened to him.
“Our thoughts are very much with them and we remain entirely committed to providing them with the answers they seek.
“We want people to be aware that Tony is still missing. If you have any information at all, no matter how small it seems, then please come forward.
“We have never found Tony’s bicycle which has a yellow frame and black handlebars. If you think you may have seen this bicycle or any pieces of cycling equipment somewhere out of place, then please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted our inquiries so far and again urge anyone who may be able to help to come forward.”
Mr Parsons is white, 5ft 9in, of stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and glasses.
He has a tattoo of an anchor on his upper right arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left.
When last seen he was wearing a red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers and walking boots.
He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet and carrying a silver and blue rucksack.
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference 559 of October 2, 2017.