POLICE have issued a new appeal in a bid to trace a man last seen more than a month ago.

Cops say Dane McGill, 53, is known to visit the Ayrshire area from his home in Dumfries and Galloway.

Mr McGill was reported missing from the Dalswinton area on Friday, November 10.

He was last seen at around 12.30pm on that date, but officers investigating his disappearance say they are now widening their enquiries to include the Ayrshire area, which they say Mr McGill is known to have visited.

Mr McGill walks with a stick and is described as around five feet nine inches in height and of slim build with short, grey hair.

He was wearing a camouflage jacket and khaki trousers when he was last seen.

Inspector Colin McKinstry said: “Since Dane was reported missing, we have been carrying our searches and enquiries in the Dumfries and Galloway area and in Ayrshire, which he was known to visit.

"Local officers, led by specialist search advisers, have been assisted by resources including the mountain rescue team and dog unit.

"Despite these efforts and previous appeals, we have yet to trace him.

“We are continuing to speak to people who know him and people in the local community who may remember seeing him.

"We’ve been studying CCTV from in and around the Dalswinton area to gather any further information on where he went after he was last seen.

“This is a very upsetting time for his family as it is out of character for him to go missing and not keep in contact with them.

"We are all extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing."

Anyone who has seen Dane since Friday, November 10, or who has any information on his whereabouts, is being urged to contact Police Scotland "as soon as possible" by calling 101 and quoting reference number 2878 of November 10.