Issued on Tuesday, 8 November, 2022
Police in Argyll have renewed an appeal for missing walker Neil Skinner, six months on from when he was last seen.
The 71-year-old from Doncaster in Yorkshire was last seen walking in the area of Loch Dochard near Bridge of Orchy on Sunday, 8 May.
Despite extensive searches and police enquiries, Neil remains missing and has not been found.
Inspector Ian Hutchison said: “This has been an incredibly distressing six months for Neil’s family and we have remained in contact with them throughout.
“They would like Neil to be found and I would continue to urge anyone who may have information or any knowledge of Neil to get in touch.
“Anyone who was walking in the area around that time or since who believes they may have seen anything out of the ordinary to let us know so we can follow it up.
“Any new information received will continue to be investigated fully and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 3775 of 9 May, 2022.”
Four weeks on from when he was last seen in the Bridge of Orchy area, the family of 71 year-old Neil Skinner are urging anyone who has seen him to please come forward.
They have released the following statement: “As a family we are distraught that our Dad has been missing for this length of time and we are desperately seeking answers as to what has happened to him, to help us understand and come to terms with his sudden disappearance.
“If anyone has any information regarding our Dad that they feel may be at all relevant we ask you to please contact police.”
Neil, who is from Doncaster, was last seen camping close to Loch Dochard on Sunday, 8 May, 2022.
He is described as 5ft 8ins in height with short, white hair, a white goatee-type beard and wearing glasses. When last seen he was wearing a green jacket and grey walking trousers.
Sergeant Karen MacLennan said: “Since Neil was reported missing, we have been carrying out searches and enquiries to try to trace him. Local officers have been assisted by specialist resources including the Air Support Unit, Marine Unit and mountain rescue teams, however he has yet to be found.
“Neil has not made any contact with family or friends since he was reported missing and we are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen him since Sunday, 8 May, or who has information relevant to our investigation."
Officers can be contacted via 101, quoting reference 3775 of 9 May.