THE family of a missing man have said that he often visits “Loch Lomond and surrounds” as they seek to extend the search for him as far as possible.

Andrew Linton, 43, has not been since Wednesday, February 22, when he left a home in the Corsehill area of Kilwinning at around 5.35am.

A search was orgnanised in the immediate area earlier this week, but no trace of Andrew was found.

The family said Andrew had been planning a trip to the Loch Lomond area for earlier this week to meet relatives.

His loved ones are growing increasingly concerned and are attempting to share their appeal with as many people as possible “to get him home to his family and friends where he belongs”.

Andrew is described as white, around five feet and six inches in height, of stocky build and speaks with a local Ayrshire accent.

When he was last seen he was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, a light-coloured beanie hat, black trousers and black boots.

It is thought he may also have on a grey hooded jumper and be carrying a large red rucksack with black lace crisscrossed.

Inspector Alex Beagrie, of Irvine Police Station, said: “For him to leave his home and family without letting them know where he is or getting in touch is not like him at all and is concerning.

“Officers have been checking CCTV from the local area and in the town centre but so far there have been no further sightings of him.

“Local bus and taxi companies have been alerted, as have our colleagues at British Transport Police. We also have officers, including specialist search teams, searching for him.

“If you have seen Andrew, or have any information about where he is, then please get in touch with police as soon as you can.”

Information can be passed to Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 0514 of Wednesday, February 22, 2023.