The wife of a missing dad last seen walking in the Highlands has issued an emotional appeal a week on from this disappearance.
Finn Creaney, from the Tain area, was last spotted at Loch Naver, on the B873 public road in Sutherland at 2.15pm last Friday.
The 32-year-old was due to start a planned walk around the Loch and south to Golspie.
However, Mr Creaney has not been seen or heard from since.
Police continue to search the area between Altnaharra and Golspie, with the support of the Air Support Unit as well as of a number of partner agencies, including mountain rescue and coastguard.
In a statement released on Thursday, his wife Lucy said: “I would like to thank family, friends and the local community for all their help, concern and support over the last few days.
“It is a really worrying time for me and our four-year-old daughter, Luna.
“I am really concerned for Finn as it has now been seven days since we last saw him.
“I want appeal to anyone who may have seen Finn since last Friday to call the police and ask anyone walking in the area and hills between Altnaharra and Golspie that they keep an eye out for Finn and keep him in their thoughts.
“I would also ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”
Mr Creaney is described as 5ft 11, slim build, with light complexion and freckles on his arms and nose. He has long brown hair down to his lower back and a full brown beard which is short in length.
He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, a knee-length brown leather jacket, dark coloured trousers, brown waterproof boots and was carrying a green rucksack.
Inspector Alasdair Goskirk said: “Our concerns for Finn’s safety and welfare continues to grow. Extensive searches and enquiries have been carried out in an effort to trace Finn.
“I know our concerns are shared by locals and we are grateful for the assistance we have received so far. I continue to urge anyone who believes they may have seen Finn in recent days or has any information regarding his whereabouts to come forward.
“Anyone who may have seen Finn or has any information which could assist should call 101, quoting reference 0912 of 28 March.”