The two brothers went hillwalking in the Achnashellach area. Photo: Sylvia Duckworth CC-BY-SA-2.0

The two brothers went hillwalking in the Achnashellach area. Photo: Sylvia Duckworth CC-BY-SA-2.0

Two brothers have gone missing while walking in the Scottish Highlands.

Police said searches for the men are continuing in the Strathcarron area after they failed to return from a walk on Thursday.

Alan, 56, and Neil Gibson, 63, headed out for a hillwalking journey about 7.45am, but were reported missing on Thursday evening.

Police Scotland said: “It is understood that they were planning to walk in the area of Achnashellach and have a black pointer dog called Archie with them.

“Land and air searches are currently being carried out by members of the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, Kintail Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, [Search and Rescue Dogs Association] dogs and the Coastguard helicopter.

“It is unknown what each walker was wearing yesterday and officers are hoping to get physical descriptions and photographs of both men shortly.

“In the meantime if anyone was out walking in the area of Achnashellach yesterday and recalls seeing two men we would ask that they call in with information quoting reference 4089 of 8 February.”

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