Highlands & Islands

New appeal over hillwalker Edward Davies missing in Glen Coe

Edward Davies Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Edward Davies was reported missing last week

Hillwalkers and climbers have been asked to look out for a man from Hampshire who went missing after setting off for a trek in Glen Coe.

Edward Davies, 39, was thought to have been planning a hike in the area of Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh a week ago.

Police Scotland were alerted on Wednesday last week after he failed to get in touch with family and friends.

Extensive searches have been made since involving the coastguard and mountain rescue teams.

'Experienced hillwalker'

Sgt Andy Bilton, of Police Scotland, said: "As each day passes Edward's family and all those involved in the search become increasingly concerned for his welfare.

"Edward is an experienced hillwalker and is likely to be well equipped for the outdoors.

"We urge anyone planning to walk in the Glen Coe area to be mindful of the search activity and report anything that could help us locate Edward. Our search and rescue partners are thanked for their assistance to date and going forward."

Over the weekend, members of Glencoe, Oban, Lochaber and RAF mountain rescue teams, search and rescue dog teams, police officers and a coastguard helicopter made searches.

The teams' search areas included Aonach Dubh a Ghlinne, Meall Mhor, River Coe and Signal Rock.

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