Man goes missing during walking holiday in Scotland

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A man has gone missing during a walking holiday in Scotland.

Edward Jackson, originally from Preston in Lancashire, was enjoying a holiday on the Isle of Harris, but has not been seen since Sunday.

He was last sighted on a path between Maraig and Urgha on North Harris, reports news.stv.tv.

Police Scotland are now appealing for information on his whereabouts, and have described him as 5ft 10in, with short grey hair and wearing outdoor walking clothes.

Anyone with information should call officers on 101.

Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris.

Back in January, the body of a missing hiker from Northern Ireland was found in the Scottish Highlands.

Michael O'Grady, from Irvinestown, was last seen leaving the Loch Ossian youth hostel heading for a walk in the Ben Alder and Loch Ossian area of the Scottish Highlands in "blizzard conditions" on 22 December.

Members of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team searching for the 64-year-old found the body of a man in the Corrour area to the west of Ben Alder.

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