Dr Smith set out to walk up Blàbheinn on Saturday. Photo: Graham Hewitt CC-BY-SA-2.0

Dr Smith set out to walk up Blàbheinn on Saturday. Photo: Graham Hewitt CC-BY-SA-2.0

A major search is continuing for a walker lost on the Isle of Skye.

Oliver Smith failed to return to his holiday accommodation after setting out to climb Blàbheinn on Saturday.

The search for Dr Smith, a lecturer at St Andrew’s University in Fife, resumed today at 9am and involves Skye, Glenelg, Kintail and RAF Mountain Rescue Teams, along with members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and police.

The Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway has also joined the search for the 33-year-old.

Dr Smith is described as 5ft 7ins (170cm), slim, with short brown hair and stubble. He wears glasses and was dressed in khaki trousers, a black jacket, a black hat and was carrying a small blue and grey rucksack.

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