The man became separated from another walker near the summit of Ben Vorlich. Photo: Chris Townsend CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man became separated from another walker near the summit of Ben Vorlich. Photo: Chris Townsend CC-BY-SA-2.0

A search is underway on a Scottish mountain for a missing hillwalker.

Tayside Police said they were alerted at 6pm today, Thursday, after the man, in his 40s and from Fife, failed to return from a walk on Ben Vorlich in Perthshire.

The alarm was raised by his companion who became separated from the man near the 985m (3,232ft) summit of the munro.

A police spokesperson said: “Members of Tayside Police and civilian mountain rescue teams are currently searching the area in an effort to trace the male safe and well.

“There is no further information available at this time.”

Last month, two walkers were found unharmed after spending the night on Ben Vorlich after they too became separated from a companion on the mountain.

Two days later, another walker was winched from the hill by a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter after suffering a suspected broken leg on the same peak.

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