Officers in Perthshire are today continuing their searches of a missing fell runner who was part of Team GB. 

43-year-old man Chris Smith was last seen at around 3pm on Tuesday, 27 October.

Search teams have been focusing around the walking route it is understood Chris had planned to follow, encompassing four Munros - Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm.

Police Scotland have been working in close partnership with local mountain rescue teams and the ongoing assistance of the Coastguard helicopter.

Inspector Emma Bowman, from Tayside Police Division, said: “Chris is an experienced hill walker and fell runner, so it is naturally concerning that he remains missing at this time. Our thoughts are with his family as the searches continue today.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in the searches so far and ask anyone who has any information about Chris’s whereabouts to contact police on 101, quoting incident 2775 of 27 October.”

Chris's family including his wife Lindsay and two children, have appealed for the public for help.

They became concerned when he did not return on the same evening he had set out for a run and called emergency services.

It sparked a search-and-rescue operation involving mountain rescue teams, Police Scotland and the Coastguard.

Ruth McKee, Mr Smith’s cousin, said: “The whole family is so grateful for all the search-and-rescue team operations.

“We just want to make sure that no-one forgets Chris’ face.

“If you have seen anything in the area or anybody please contact Police Scotland.”

His family is concerned he may have become disorientated during his fell run and ended up further than he aimed to be.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers in Perthshire and mountain rescue teams are carrying out searches in the Glenlyon area following a report of a missing 43-year-old man.

“Chris Smith was last seen at around 3pm on Tuesday.

“Emergency services are being assisted in the searches by the Coastguard helicopter.”