Police appeal for missing Glencoe walker

Police Scotland are continuing to appeal for information to assist with the search for missing hillwalker Robin Garton (69) from Devizes in Wiltshire, who is believed to be in the Glencoe area and has not been seen since the morning of Friday 25th September 2015.
Police enquiries to date have established that Mr Garton checked out of the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe at around 8am on Friday morning. He had plans to travel north to meet friends in the Kinlochewe area on Sunday but failed to meet as arranged.

Officers traced Mr Garton’s black Volkswagen Passat estate car in the Achnambeithach car park, off the A82 by Loch Achtriochtan. It is believed Mr Garton may have had made plans to walk in the Coire Nam Beith or Bidean Nam Bian areas.

South Highland Area Commander Brian Mackay said: “Police Scotland are co-ordinating further searches this afternoon in the surrounding areas of Aonach Eagach Ridge with specialist search officers supported by the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team. Police Scotland resources who have also been deployed to the area include the Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Team, Dog Unit and Air Support Unit.

“Mr Garton is described as 6’2” in height, of slim to medium build, he has fair hair which is slightly balding and occasionally wears glasses. It is not known what he was wearing, but it is believed that he was hill walking in the Glencoe area.

“With the last sighting of Mr Garton being Friday morning, we are increasingly concerned for his welfare and would urge anyone who has seen Mr Garton or someone fitting his description to contact police on 101.”
The family of Mr Garton have issued a statement also appealing to the public for any information:

“We are extremely grateful to members of the emergency services and search & rescue personnel who have been helping in the search for Robin since Monday afternoon, and as these efforts continue into the weekend.

“We’d like to appeal to anyone who saw Robin or may have spoken to him to please get in touch with the police on 101. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may assist in bringing Robin home to us.”

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