The second day of extensive searches for a missing Aberdeen man is under way.
Wayne Macmillan was reported missing by concerned friends on Friday.
The Aberdeen man was last seen departing the number 10 Stagecoach service outside Brodie Countryfare, in Moray, on the A96 on Saturday at 1pm.
Police believe that he had been traveling between Aberdeen and Inverness during last week.
Yesterday, officers and dog handlers were deployed in the Brodie area to search for 45 year old.
Chief Inspector Martin McKay, who is leading inquiries, said: “The ground we are currently searching is extremely challenging in places in particular near Brodie Castle where the terrain is uneven and overgrown.
“There are also easier routes and fields which I know dog walkers or tourists often use and I would urge anyone who has noticed signs of someone sleeping outdoors – or signs of any activity at all – to get in touch as soon as possible.”
“Wayne is known to regularly stay in Inverness and we can’t rule out that he has managed to get back there somehow.
“If any of his acquaintances have seen him or know where he might be, let us know.
“We also don’t believe that Wayne has a phone with him and would ask that if he sees or hears this appeal in a local newspaper or on the radio to get in touch as soon as possible to let us know you are safe and well.”
Wayne is described as six feet tall, with a face tattoo on the back of his head, and spaced earlobes.
He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black or dark blue trousers, and should be carrying a rucksack.