Walkers trekking the new Kintyre Way route are being urged to keep an eye out for a missing man after his dog was found in the area.
Neil Scott, 58, was reported missing from his home in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, on Thursday and enquiries are ongoing to find him with help from a mountain rescue team and police helicopter.
His dog, Ramu, was found on Sunday morning north of Earadale Point, outside Machrihanish, after being sighted in the area on Saturday evening.
Inspector Ross MacDonald said: “Thankfully Ramu has been traced this morning, and officers are continuing to search the area for Neil, along with the local mountain rescue team and police helicopter.
“The new Kintyre Way is a popular walking route and we would urge members of the public who think they may have seen Neil to get in touch with police, as well as continuing to keep a lookout for him.”
Mr Scott is around 5ft 10in with thinning grey/white hair.
When last seen, he was wearing a black thigh-length winter coat with a hood and reflective white stripes on two zips on the chest area.
He was also wearing faded blue jeans, a dark-coloured cap and beige walking boots.
If you have any information or spot Mr Scott, call 101.
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