The husband of a woman missing after travelling to Scotland has said family “love and miss her terribly” after she was last seen four weeks ago.
Mary Monkman is believed to have travelled to the Loch Doon area of Ayrshire from her home in Kendal, Cumbria on Friday, June 16.
The 49-year-old’s car, a red Nissan Juke, was found parked at the west side of the loch shortly after 7.30pm later the same evening.
Extensive searches of the area have been carried out by police around Loch Doon and the surrounding area, however Ms Monkman has not been seen or spoken to since.
In a statement, her husband Geoff said: “We miss her so much. She was always coming up with new ideas for work and for home, and they usually started with ‘I’ve just been thinking…’. She can always see the potential, she’s always looking to the future.
“I have to hope that Mary is out there reading this, somewhere. Mary, if you see this, just know that we love and miss you terribly. Please let someone, anyone, know that you’re OK.”
Inspector William Deans said: “For Mary not to be in contact with her family and friends is completely out of character. This, coupled with the length of time since she was last seen, makes us extremely concerned for her welfare.
“Despite the loch being in relatively rural surroundings, it is known to be frequented by locals and visitors. I’d ask anyone who may have seen Mary in the area on Friday, June 16, or since this time, to report any sightings to us.
“We believe Mary travelled to Ayrshire via the M6 and then through Dumfries and Galloway. If you saw her or her vehicle during the afternoon/evening of June 16, please get in touch with officers.”
Mary is described as around 5ft 9ins tall, with shoulder-length dark purple hair.
She wears glasses and was last seen wearing a green and white floral top and cropped blue leggings. She is also believed to be in possession of a blue/green ‘Deuter Step Out 12’ rucksack and was possibly wearing black lightweight slip-on trainers.
Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 2648 of June 17 2023.