The body of missing hillrunner Alexander Brett has been discovered on Liathach in Torridon. A large search had been underway since Mr Brett was reported missing on Thursday 24 September after his car was discovered in the area. It is understood that Mr Brett, aged 65, had been planning a run on Sunday 20 September taking in Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach.
Police Scotland said: “During extensive searches carried out in the Torridon area today, sadly a body was recovered in the area of Liathach and has subsequently been formally identified as that of Mr Brett. There are no suspicious circumstances regarding his death.
“Police Scotland would like to thank the public for their assistance and calls with sightings of Mr Brett, which were very helpful.
“We would also like to thank the many organisations who assisted specialist police resources with the search, which included the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, Kintail Mountain Rescue Team, Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland and HM Coastguard helicopter rescue.
“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal as is usual in all sudden deaths.” Mr Brett was an experienced hillrunner and mountaineer and a member of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.