Highlands & Islands

Search resumes for hillwalker Oliver Smith missing on Skye

A search has resumed for a hillwalker who was reported missing on the Isle of Skye.

Police Scotland said Oliver Smith, 33, from Fife, had been due to return from the Bla Bheinn area of the Cuillins.

The search has involved mountain rescue teams, police and search and rescue dogs, and an RAF and a coastguard rescue helicopter.

A spokeswoman for the police said the man was reported overdue on Sunday morning.

Police have appealed for anyone who has seen Mr Smith to contact them.

He was described as being 5ft 7 in, of slim build with short brown hair and facial stubble. He wears glasses and was wearing khaki trousers, a black jacket, black hat and was carrying a small blue/grey rucksack.

He is understood to have been planning to climb Blaven then descend via Loch Coruisk and follow the coastal path to Elgol.