Missing hillruner Alexander Brett

Missing hillruner Alexander Brett

A search is underway for a hillrunner who has gone missing in Torridon in the Scottish Highlands.

Alexander Brett set off for a run across mountains in the area, but failed to return.

Police are appealing to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts who may have seen the 65-year-old on the hills.

Police Scotland said he was in the Torridon area on Sunday 20 September and was believed to be planning running a route that included Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach.

Dundonnell, Torridon and RAF Mountain Rescue Teams are involved in the search for Mr Brett, along with members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association. The Stornoway Coastguard helicopter has also joined the search, as has the Police Scotland dog unit.

Alexander Brett

Alexander Brett

Policed said Mr Brett is believed to wear trainers and carry either a small rucksack or bum bag when hillrunning.

A police spokesperson said: “If anyone has seen Alexander, or may have information regarding his whereabouts, they are urged to contact police on 101 with information.

“Police would also be keen to speak to members of the public who may have recently been out walking in the Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach areas.”

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