Tayside and Central Scotland

Concerns grows for missing Pitlochry woman

Elizabeth Stevenson
Image caption Elizabeth Stevenson was last seen on Tuesday afternoon

The family of a 77-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who has been missing for three days have said they are "very worried" about her safety.

Elizabeth Stevenson went missing from her home in Aldour Gardens, Pitlochry, at 14:00 on Tuesday.

She was last seen heading north along the town's Atholl Road, near Dysart Brae.

A statement from her family said she was popular in the local community but was "extremely vulnerable".

They appealed to anyone who might have seen her to contact Tayside Police.

The statement added: ''Known as Bett by friends, she is a popular member of the Pitlochry community and is regularly seen walking in and around the town.

'Extremely vulunerable'

"She is a friendly outgoing personality which might on first impression mask the fact that she suffers from Alzheimer's and has a significant visual impairment.

''Elizabeth is a much loved mum and gran who is eagerly awaiting the birth of her first great grandchild. She is extremely vulnerable and her family together with Tayside Police and other agencies involved in her care are extremely concerned for her wellbeing."

Ms Stevenson if 5ft 4in tall, slim, with blue eyes and red, jaw-length hair. She was last seen wearing a lightweight beige jacket, grey trousers and black boots.

A major search was launched after Ms Stevenson went missing on Tuesday, with a helicopter and dozens of officers combing the area.

Insp Maggie Pettigrew said: "We are increasingly concerned about Bett and would urge anyone who was in the area of the A9 at Faskally just north of Pitlochry or on the Pitlochry to Killikrankie Road around 2.30pm on Tuesday to contact us."

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