Robin Garton has not been seen since checking out of Kingshouse hotel a month ago

Robin Garton has not been seen since checking out of Kingshouse hotel a month ago

Police are appealing to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for anything that may help in their search for a man who has been missing in the Highlands for a month.

Searches are continuing this week for Robin Garton who has not been seen since Friday, 25 September.

Police Scotland said efforts will focus on the Glen Coe area this weekend, involving officers and local mountain rescue teams.

Fort William-based Inspector Andy Bilton said: “The Lochaber area experiences an increase in visitors in the holiday period so we are appealing once again to visitors and local residents to be mindful of the ongoing search activity and to report any information to us.

“All information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, will be considered as we continue to search for Mr Garton. We are very grateful for all assistance to date from partner agencies and members of the public”

The family of the 69-year-old Devizes, Wiltshire, walker also reiterated their public appeal for any information: “We are extremely grateful to members of the emergency services and search and rescue personnel who have been helping in the search for Robin.

“We are increasingly desperate to find him. Somebody will have seen have seen him on the morning of 25 September and we would appeal to anyone in the area that day to rack their brains.

“Alternatively, do you know of others that were walking that day who might have seen him?

Searches are continuing in Glen Coe

Searches are continuing in Glen Coe

“We’d like to appeal to anyone who saw Robin or may have spoken to him to please get in touch with the police on 101. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may assist in bringing Robin home to his wife and children.”

Mr Garton checked out of the Kingshouse Hotel in Glen Coe about 8am on Friday 25 September. Officers traced Mr Garton’s black Volkswagen Passat estate car in the Achnambeithach car park, off the A82 by Loch Achtriochtan. It is believed Mr Garton may have had made plans to walk in the Stob Coire nam Beith or Bidean nam Bian areas.

Mr Garton is described as 6ft 2in (1.88m) in height, of slim to medium build. He has fair hair which is slightly balding and occasionally wears glasses. Police said they do not know what he was wearing.

Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team had the use of a camera-bearing drone in its searches recently, thanks to a local enthusiast.

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