New Search For Missing Hillwalker

Searches are continuing this weekend for a hillwalker missing in the Cairngorms for more than a fortnight.

Police and mountain rescue teams are looking for experienced walker Jim Robertson, from Glasgow, who has been missing since Wednesday March 2.

The 61-year-old is thought to have stayed in the Bob Scott Bothy close to Derry Lodge on the Mar Lodge Estate, about eight miles from Braemar.

Police Scotland confirmed their searches were continuing on Saturday and Sunday, as they appealed for information from anyone who was in the Derry Lodge area between Tuesday March 1 and Wednesday March 2.

Officers are also reminding walkers using the area that Mr Robertson is missing and are asking them to come forward if they have information which may be able to help with the search.

Inspector Matt Smith, police mountain rescue team leader, said: "Vast areas of the Cairngorms have been searched and we remain indebted to the commitment shown by the volunteers from Braemar, Aberdeen and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Teams as well as the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and air support from the Coastguard.

"However, despite this effort, Jim is still missing and we are still encouraging hill-goers to contact us if they have any information which could assist with the search.''

Braemar Mountain Rescue said on their Facebook page: "Over the weekend further searches by Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves will continue and we urge hill users to report anything which may help.

"Jim's family have shown enormous strength and we are hugely grateful to them for starting a fundraising page for us on Just Giving. Stay strong.''

Police can be contacted on 101.

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