Concern grows for pensioner missing for over a week while camping

Neil Skinner, 71, disappeared while camping in the Bridge of Orchy area more than a week ago.

Concern grows for camper Neil Skinner missing from Bridge of Orchy area for over a week Police Scotland
Missing: Neil Skinner was last seen on May 8 in Argyll.

Concern is growing for a pensioner who went missing while camping close to Loch Dochard in Argyll.

Police have urged the public to get in touch with any information which may help trace Neil Skinner, who was last seen on Sunday, May 8.

The 71-year-old was reported missing to Police Scotland on Monday, May 9 and since then officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and a search of the Bridge of Orchy area to no avail. 

Police said that since the initial appeal for information there has been very little response from the public and are urging anyone who may have seen the camper to contact them.

Mr Skinner is described as 5ft 8in tall, with short white hair, a white goatee-type beard and glasses. 

When he was last seen he was wearing a green jacket and grey walking trousers. 

Police Inspector Ian Hutchison of Albany Street police station said: “It has been over a week since Neil has been seen and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“Specialist officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and searches in the Loch Dochard area.

“There has been very little information from the public so far and we would continue to urge anyone who has seen Neil to contact police, or indeed if Neil is reading this, I would ask that you contact police or your family to let us know you are safe.”

Anyone with information on Mr Skinner’s whereabouts is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 3773 of May 9, 2022.