Family of missing Buckie man appeal for news

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Alan Morrison was last seen on Christmas Eve

The family of Buckie man Alan Morrison have issued an appeal for him to get in touch as Friday, 25 January, marked two weeks since he was reported missing.

The 47-year-old was last seen on Christmas Eve by his family and reported missing to Police on 11 January, when they became concerned they had not seen or heard from him in more than two weeks.

Enquiries have been ongoing in the vicinity of his home at Lawson Place to establish his last movements, with extensive searches still ongoing in the area by specialist teams focusing on the Burn of Buckie, the coastline and other routes he was known to walk.

While Police enquiries continue, Alan’s family has issued the following statement through Police: “It has been nearly one month since we last saw and spoke to Alan and it becomes harder each day to deal with the fact we don’t know where he has gone or what has happened to him. Alan – if you see this appeal, please know just how much we want you home.

“We would like to thank the local community for the support and help you have given us so far. At what is such a difficult time, please know how much it is appreciated.”

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson said: “We continue to carry out extensive enquiries and searches to trace Alan led by specialist search teams, the dive unit and dog unit with assistance from the Police Scotland helicopter. We have also had invaluable support from the coastguard and RNLI which I am extremely grateful for. Alan’s family is desperate to know what has happened to him and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“I also continue to ask people who live in Buckie to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings if you haven’t already to make sure that Alan hasn’t taken shelter. In addition if you are out walking in the area please keep an eye out for any sign of activity. There is a couple of routes that he was known to take including from his home heading west towards the cemetery, and another down to the coast towards Buckie Harbour.

“Although our searches are focused on the Buckie area based on the place Alan was last seen, I would ask people living in surrounding communities like Portgordon to get in touch if you have information which could help. We have no confirmed sightings of Alan in Buckie since Christmas Eve and we need to keep our options open.”

Alan is described as being around 5ft 9, of a medium build with short dark and grey receding hair and a beard. He is believed to be wearing dark Adidas Samba trainers, a long-sleeved dark T-shirt, a navy padded jacket and could also be wearing a beanie hat and gloves. He is also a heavy smoker.

Anyone with information should call Police on 101 quoting ref. no. 2636 of Jan 11.