Jim Robertson

Jim Robertson

Police say a search for a hillwalker who has not been seen for three weeks will continue.

They renewed their appeal to walkers and climbers in the Cairngorms for any information that may help them find Glasgow man Jim Robertson.

The 61-year-old, an experienced walker, is thought to have stayed in the Bob Scott Bothy close to Derry Lodge on the Mar Lodge Estate. He was last seen on Wednesday 2 March.

Police Scotland said: “Officers would like to remind walkers using the area that Jim is still missing and to come forward if they have information which may be able to assist with the search.

“They have also asked that they remain vigilant in the area and report anything which might be unusual as it may assist with the search for Jim.

Inspector Matt Smith, Police Mountain Rescue Team Leader, said: “Despite a concerted effort Jim is still missing.

Jim Robertson pictured in Aberdeen on 29 February

Jim Robertson pictured in Aberdeen on 29 February

“With the weather starting to improve we would ask that anyone using the hills remains alert to the fact that he is still missing. We would ask that they get in touch should they see anything unusual or concerning.

“Police can be contacted on 101.”

An appeal set up by Mr Robertson’s daughter Lynn to raise funds for Braemar Mountain Rescue Team has brought in 10 times her target. Ms Robertson originally set a target of £1,000 for the appeal, but at the time of writing, more than £10,000 had been raised for the volunteer rescue team through her justgiving page, which is at the centre of efforts to find her father.

Three other walkers are still missing in the Highlands, months after heading out for the hills. Tom Brown and Eric Cyl failed to return from trips in the Steall area of Lochaber and Robin Garton went missing in Glen Coe last summer.

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