Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan update 1UPDATE 19/9/18

Police have released new CCTV images as they continue efforts to trace a man who went missing from Stirlingshire a year ago.

Brian McGowan, who is 43, was last seen in the Gillespie Terrace area of Plean on the afternoon of Thursday 21st September 2017. There was a possible sighting of him in the Gallamuir Drive area in the early hours of Friday 22nd September 2017, but he has not been seen or heard from since.

The CCTV images show Brian outside the Euro Spices takeaway in Carey Court at around 11pm on 21st September last year.

Brian is described as white, 5 foot 10 inches tall, of slim build with short brown hair and speaks with a local accent. He has blue eyes and tattoos on his fingers. When he was last seen he was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms with black stripes, a black Nike baseball cap, black and grey trainers and a black G-Star jacket.

Inspector Anton Stephenson of Stirling Police Station said, "We have carried out extensive inquiries to try to trace Brian but we have had no new sightings and no new information as to his whereabouts.

"His family have now seen a whole year pass without him and we want to locate Brian so they can have answers. If Brian sees this appeal, I would like to say to him that we and his loved ones are concerned for him but we just want to ensure he is safe and well."

Police are also reissuing a poster in the local area and would appeal for anyone with information as to Brian's whereabouts to call 101 quoting reference 2186 of 22nd September 2017.

Brian McGown update 2

Police in Forth Valley are asking residents in the Plean area to check outhouses and gardens to help trace missing man, Brian McGowan.

Brian, age 42, was last seen in the Gillespie Terrace area around 4pm on Thursday 21 September but has failed to return home or be in contact with anyone since.

Ongoing enquiries have revealed a probable sighting of Brian in the Gallamuir Drive area around 1.30am on Friday 22 September.

A number of police resources have been deployed to the Plean area conducting searches, however since this time there have been no further reported sightings.

Officers are concerned for Brian’s welfare and are eager for any information that may lead to his whereabouts.

Brian is described as 5’10’’ tall, slim build with short dark hair and speaks with a Stirling accent. He has blue eyes and tattoos on his fingers.

Brian McGowan

He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black G-Star jacket, grey Armani jumper, grey adidas tracksuit bottoms with black stripes on the sides and black and grey adidas Y3 trainers.

Inspector Donna Bryans of Stirling Police Station said: “Brian has now been missing for two-weeks and it is vital that we find him.

“I would like to thank the local community who have come out to search for Brian and helped with our investigations so far.

“I would ask residents and visitors to Plean, as well as visitors to Plean Country Park, to be vigilant and report any sighting of anyone seen matching Brian’s description.

“Similarly, I would ask local residents to check their gardens and outhouses, as this may lead us to discovering Brian’s whereabouts.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2186 of 22nd September.


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