Appeal after hiker's backpack found abandoned on mountain top

The Arran Mountain Rescue Team issued a call for information after the rucksack was discovered on Goatfell.

Appeal after hiker’s backpack found abandoned on Goatfell summit on Isle of Arran Arran Mountain Rescue Team
A spokesperson said the bag may have been there for a couple of days.

Mountain rescuers are appealing for help to find the owner of a backpack found abandoned near the summit of Goatfell on the Isle of Arran.

The Arran Mountain Rescue Team issued a call for information after the rucksack was discovered around 100m east of the mountain top near the footpath on Friday.

However, a spokesperson said the bag may have been there for a couple of days.

It is unclear if the rucksack was forgotten on the mountain or left for another reason with the whereabouts or identity of its owner unknown.

Anyone who may have left the rucksack or recognises it has been asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number PS-20220520-1546. Arran Mountain Rescue Team
Anyone who may have left the rucksack or recognises it has been asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number PS-20220520-1546.

The backpack had a green sleeping bag strapped to it and contained several items of clothing, a Volvic plastic water bottle, a foot pump, and a pack of Deep Heat pain relief medication.

The mountain rescue charity asked anyone who may have left the rucksack or recognises it to get in touch with the team of contact Police Scotland.

A statement from the Arran Mountain Rescue Team said: “Can anyone who may have left this rucksack or recognises it please drop us a message on Facebook or contact police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number: PS-20220520-1546.

“The rucksack was found yesterday (Saturday) around 100 meters east of the summit of Goatfell very close to the footpath but may have been there for a couple of days.”