A kayak has been found in the search for a missing North-east man.
Dominic Jackson, 35, was reported missing on Sunday night after failing to return from a sea kayaking trip.
Police have now confirmed that a kayak believed to be that used by Mr Jackson has been recovered from the sea in the Wick area.
Inquiries are ongoing to confirm ownership of the recovered kayak.
Mr Jackson left his Fettercairn home on Friday evening and travelled up the North-east coast to Portsoy Harbour.
The last confirmed sighting of Mr Jackson was by residents in Portsoy on Saturday between 10.30am and 11am.
His green VW Transporter has since been traced in the area, but searches are continuing for Mr Jackson and his kayak, which is described as multi-coloured with a blend of purple, black and whites.
A major search and rescue operation was sparked on Sunday night after he failed to return home.