The niece of a man who has been missing since January 6 made an emotional appeal to the public this morning.
William Miller, 62, from Balfron, Stirlingshire, was last seen at the BP garage in Main Street, Jamestown, Alexandria around twenty minutes past midnight on Thursday, January 7 after spending most of the evening in Fentons Public House.
He was also spotted on CCTV in Tesco Milngavie the previous day (Wednesday, January 6) at around 1.15pm.
Police are investigating two unconfirmed sightings in the Bonhill and Balloch areas but do not believe there is any criminality involved.
His niece, Eva McGregor (30) spoke at a news conference at Dumbarton Police Office this morning she was there with her parents Eva (61), who is Mr Miller’s sister, and her husband James (62).
She said that her family wanted “Uncle Billy” to get in touch.
She said: “It is very out of character for him not to return home and for us not to have heard from him for this length of time.
“We are asking for anyone who has any information or thinks they have seen him to get in touch with the police by phoning 101.
“We also ask you to share the Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Facebook posts to try to raise further awareness on social media. Please help us find my Uncle Billy.”
In an appeal directly to Mr Miller, Ms McGregor said: “Uncle Billy, if you see this, we need you to know that me, my mum and dad, nana, Logan, and Ben all love and miss you, we need to know that you are safe and we want you to come home. Thank you.”
Mr Miller grew up in Alexandria and has friends in the area but he has not made contact with anyone.
They said he was “a keen and active walker and enjoys country and forestry trails”, adding it may be “possible that he may have tried to walk home to Balfron”.
Mr Miller is described as 5ft 10in to 6ft tall and of medium build.
He was last wearing blue jeans, a blue and grey t-shirt, black hooded water-proof jacket with a Douglas Park logo on the left breast.
He was carrying a distinctive small black rucksack with light blue panels.
Mr Miller usually wears a white-faced analogue watch with a brown leather strap.