Police in Lochaber are continuing to appeal for information to assist with the search for missing hillwalker Robin Garton (69) from Wiltshire, who is believed to be in the Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe area.
Police enquiries to date have established that Mr Garton checked out of his accommodation in the Glencoe area at around 8.00 hours on Friday 25 September 2015. He had plans to travel North to meet friends in the Kinlochewe area on Sunday but failed to meet as arranged and has not been seen since leaving the hotel on Friday morning. He was reported missing on Monday 28 September 2015.
Officers have traced Mr Garton’s vehicle in the Achnambeithach car park, off the A82 by Loch Achtriochtan. The vehicle is a black Volkswagen Passat estate. It is believed Robin may have had made plans to walk in the Coire Nam Beith or Bidean Nam Bian areas.
Yesterday, searches were conducted in the Glencoe area with assistance from Glencoe MRT (Mountain Rescue Team), RAF MRT, Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Scotland and HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 951 (Inverness).
Police Scotland are co-ordinating further searches today in the Aonach Eagach Ridge, Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire nam Beith and Stob Coire nan Lochan areas of Glencoe with assistance from Glencoe MRT, Lochaber MRT, Oban MRT, RAF MRT, SARDA Scotland and HM Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.
Mr Garton is described as 6’2” in height, of slim to medium build, he has fair hair which is slightly balding and occasionally wears glasses. It is not known what he was wearing, but it is believed that he was hill walking in the Glencoe area.
With the last sighting of Mr Garton being Friday morning, concern is now growing for his welfare. Anyone who has seen Mr Garton or his vehicle is urged to contact Police on 101.