Rescue operation launched to find hillwalker missing overnight

Stuart Baillie set off from the Steall Falls car park in Glen Nevis on Monday.

Rescue operation launched to find hillwalker missing overnight Police Scotland
Missing: Stuart Baillie set off from the Steall Falls car park in Glen Nevis on Monday.

A multi-agency rescue operation has been launched to find a missing man who failed to return from a hillwalk in the Highlands.

Stuart Baillie set off from the Steall Falls car park in Glen Nevis on Monday.

The 60-year-old planned to walk to Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor.

He was last heard from on the summit of Aonach Beag at around 2.10pm, and was later reported missing at around 6.35pm after not returning as planned.

Mountain rescue teams from Lochaber, Glencoe and Police Scotland are currently carrying out searches for Mr Baillie.

Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland and the HM Coastguard helicopter are also providing support.

Mr Baillie, from Bo’ness in Falkirk, is around 5ft 9in with brown eyes and a mole on his right cheek. He also wears glasses.

Police said he is likely to be wearing a purple waterproof jacket, black waterproof bottoms and carrying a purple or blue rucksack.

Sergeant Chris Hardwick, of Fort William Police Station, said: “This is a popular walking route, and I would urge anyone who has been in the area and believes they may have seen or spoken to Stuart to get in touch as soon as they can.”

If you have any information, call 101.