Worried family and friends are appealing for help to find a missing Saltcoats mum.

Natasha Harrison was last seen in the Three Towns, in the Cunningham Crescent area, but she is known to be fond of Arran.

The 27-year-old mum-of-two has auburn hair and was wearing khaki trousers and a dark coloured zipped hoodie.

Natasha was last seen at 3pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 6) and hasn't been in contact with anyone since 5pm.

A friend told the Herald: "It's completely out of character for her she's shy and quiet, wouldn't usually do something like this. She [is] vulnerable to feeling really down."

UPDATE: Brother's plea for sister as mum-of-two still missing from Saltcoats

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:

Police are searching for Natasha, who also goes by Tasha.

She is described as around 5 ft 5, slim build, blue eyes with long, dark red hair.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We are growing increasingly concerned for Natasha's wellbeing. If anyone has seen her, or has any information on her whereabouts, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 3991 of 6 August."