A body found on the Western Isles has been confirmed by police as being that of a missing hillwalker.

A search was launched for Edward Jackson, 55, from Preston, Lancashire, after he failed to return from a walk in the Maraig to Urgha path area of Harris last week.

Police Scotland have confirmed today that the body found on March 17 was that of Mr Jackson, who had been on a walking holiday.

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His family have asked for privacy.