Family of man who disappeared while camping 'distraught' one month on

Neil Skinner from Doncaster was last seen camping close to Loch Dochard on Sunday, May 8. 

Neil Skinner from Doncaster missing for a month after camping in Bridge of Orchy Police Scotland

The family of a man who went missing a month ago while camping in Scotland have said they are “distraught” at his disappearance. 

Neil Skinner from Doncaster was last seen camping close to Loch Dochard in the Bridge of Orchy area on Sunday, May 8. 

The 71-year-old is described as 5ft 8in in height with short, white hair, a white goatee-type beard and wearing glasses. When last seen he was wearing a green jacket and grey walking trousers.

Four weeks on from his disappearance, his family have urged anyone with information about Mr Skinner to get in touch. 

In a statement, they said: “As a family we are distraught that our Dad has been missing for this length of time and we are desperately seeking answers as to what has happened to him, to help us understand and come to terms with his sudden disappearance.

“If anyone has any information regarding our Dad that they feel may be at all relevant we ask you to please contact police.”

Sergeant Karen MacLennan said: “Since Neil was reported missing, we have been carrying out searches and enquiries to try to trace him. Local officers have been assisted by specialist resources including the Air Support Unit, Marine Unit and mountain rescue teams, however he has yet to be found.

“Neil has not made any contact with family or friends since he was reported missing and we are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen him since Sunday, May 8, or who has information relevant to our investigation.”

Officers can be contacted via 101, quoting reference 3775 of May 9.

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