NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Major search for missing Orkney woman who moved to Stonehaven

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A major search has been launched for a missing Orkney woman who moved to Stonehaven.

Shona Johnston, 35, was last seen in the Robert Street area of the Aberdeenshire town on Tuesday.

Her car was later discovered near Dunnottar Castle.

Coastguard teams, an RAF helicopter, Stonehaven and Aberdeen lifeboats, and police with search dogs joined the search.

She is described as 5ft 6in tall, slim, with short dark hair, and was wearing blue jeans and possibly a blue zip-up jacket.

Police Scotland said there was concern for her welfare.