Mother and son missing as fears for their welfare grow

Linda Newlands and Andrew Baird may have travelled to Edinburgh, police said.

Mother and son missing as fears for their welfare grow Police Scotland

A search has been launched for a mother and son who have been reported missing in the Highlands.

Linda Newlands, 30, and her 10-year-old son Andrew Baird were last seen in the Dingwall area at around 7.40pm on Wednesday.

Police described Ms Newlands as 5ft 2in in height, with a stocky build and long red hair.

She was last seen wearing red glasses, green trousers, a long black coat and trainers.

Her son Andrew was described by officers as 5ft with a stocky build and dark brown hair.

He is said to have been wearing a black hoody, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Police said the pair are believed to still be in the Highlands, but may have travelled to Edinburgh.

Officers said that they are becoming increasingly concerned for their welfare as time passes.

Sergeant Rhys Reid said: “We are appealing for anyone with information on Linda and Andrew’s whereabouts to come forward and contact police as soon as they can.

“If you believe you have seen them, or know where they are, please call 101, quoting incident 3596 of October 14.”