• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Police release picture of missing hillwalker

Police have released a picture of a hillwalker who has not been seen for almost two weeks.

Michael O'Grady, 64, from Northern Ireland, was last seen walking in the Ben Alder and Loch Ossian areas in the Highlands on December 22.

He has not returned to his car, which has been parked in the area since Christmas.

He is 5ft 6ins and slim. He has grey hair and is said to be an experienced hillwalker.

Police want to speak to anyone who has been in the area over the Christmas holidays and may have seen him.

Mr O'Grady, from Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, was last seen on December 22 having left the Loch Ossian youth hostel intending to walk to Culra Bothy.

It is thought that he may have been seen by a group of five hillwalkers that day near to Ben Alder.

Police Scotland are eager to speak with anyone who may have seen or spoken to him that day and asked anyone with information to contact them

A police spokesman said: "Although an experienced hillwalker, there has been no contact made with him for several days and we are keen to speak with any persons who may have been in the area, particularly the area around Ben Alder, who may have seen or spoken to the male.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any police officer."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.