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The Coastguard service on the Western Isles praised the support they had from businesses and ferry staff in Tarbert as they joined a major search for a missing person on the Isle of Skye

HM Coastguard area commander for the Western Isles, Skye and Lochaber Murdo Macaulay said on social media: "A huge thank you to CalMac Ferries Tarbert team for getting our minibus, search team and Viking All Terrain vehicle on the Tarbert - Uig sailing at short notice in support of Lochaber Skye police search for missing person Harry Macdonald."

He also praised Isle of Harris Distillery, adjacent to the ferry traffic marshalling area, for their assistance in relation to overnight parking for the team. 

This came after Police Scotland announced on Wednesday September 28 that it was growingly increasingly concerned for the welfare of Harry Macdonald who had been reported missing from Skye.

They said then: "The last confirmed sighting of Harry was around 4.45pm on Sunday, 18 September, 2022 in Beech Gardens near to the nature walk in Portree.

"He is described as white, 6ft 2ins in height, with white/grey receding hair and dark, bushy eyebrows.

"When last seen he wearing a navy blue hoodie, blue jeans, black walking boots and a red sports watch."

And Inspector Craig Johnstone added: “We are reappealing for information to help trace Harry as his family remain extremely concerned and anxious about his welfare.

“Harry left his dog with a family member, which is completely out of character for him to do and said he was going on a walk.

"Extensive searches have been carried out and these will continue throughout the local area.

"If anyone has noticed someone matching his description, I would urge them to contact police as a matter of urgency.

"If you have any information which could assist with our enquiries, please contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2186 of Wednesday, 21 September, 2022."

No further updates have been issued since then.