Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell

Police in the Highlands have repeated their appeals for information about a walker who has been missing for more than a week.

Concerns were first raised last week about the wellbeing of Stephen Russell.

Police on the Isle of Skye said he had not been seen since 9 June when he was reported to have been on the Blaven Road in Portree.

They then said they believed the 43-year-old experienced hillwalker might be on the West Highland Way.

Police Scotland now say Mr Russell was seen at the remote A’ Chùil bothy in Glen Dessarry on 14 June. A spokesperson said: “At that time he stated his intention of walking to Fort William.

“Recent information would suggest that Stephen was in the Fort William area around 16 or 17 June but has now moved on and may be walking either the West Highland Way towards Glasgow or the Great Glen Way towards Inverness.”

Missing walker Stephen Russell

Missing walker Stephen Russell

Mr Russell is described as 5ft 10ins (1.78m), slim build with a shaved head and a black beard. He usually wears a beanie-type hat and a blue waterproof jacket and carries walking gear. He may also be wearing sunglasses.

Anyone with information on Mr Russell’s whereabouts or who may have seen him is asked to contact police on 101.

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