Stuart Baillie failed to return from a walk in Lochaber

Stuart Baillie failed to return from a walk in Lochaber

Rescuers are searching for a walker who has gone missing in the Lochaber mountains.

Stuart Baillie failed to return from his route from the Steall Falls car park to Aonach Beag and Aonach Mòr on Monday.

The 60-year-old from Bo’ness was reported missing at 6.35pm.

Police said he was last heard from on the summit of Aonach Beag about 2.10pm.

A Coastguard helicopter crew and Search and Rescue Dogs Association members have joined the Lochaber, Glencoe and Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Teams in the hunt for the missing hillwalker.

Sergeant Chris Hardwick of Fort William police station said: “This is a popular walking route and I would urge anyone who has been in the area and believes they may have seen or spoken to Stuart to get in touch as soon as they can.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference 2718 of 20 December.”

Stuart Baillie in his walking gear

Stuart Baillie in his walking gear

Mr Baillie is described as white, 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall with brown eyes and a mole on his right cheek. He wears glasses.

Police said he is likely to be wearing a purple waterproof jacket, black waterproof trousers and carrying a purple or blue rucksack. Officers release an image showing Mr Baillie in his usual hillwalking clothing.

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