Police in Edinburgh are seeking the assistance of the public in an effort to trace a 65-year-old woman reported missing.
Annie Ross was last seen at the foot of the Playfair Steps on the Mound at around 3:15pm on Tuesday, August 23rd.
Annie may appear confused and unaware of her surroundings and police are keen to trace her as quickly as possible.
Anyone who has seen her is asked to come forward.
She is described as 5ft 5ins tall, medium build, with short curly dark hair. She was last seen wearing a grey waterproof waist length jacket with hood, light blue/purple fleece, green polo top, black trousers and black leather trainers.
An an extensive search is now underway which is being concentrated in the areas of the city centre and the Meadows. Officers are carrying out searches on foot, reviewing local CCTV as well as utilising an electronic screen at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to help publicise the ongoing appeal.
Sergeant Tom Kerr based at Gayfield police station said: “We are concerned for Annie and this is growing with every passing hour.
“From our early enquiries it would appear that she is without any money and may appear distressed. I would urge anyone who may have seen her to contact police on 101 or speak to any officer.”