Police are appealing for information to trace a woman who has been missing from her home in West Lothian since last Friday.
Heather McKay, 51, was last seen at a friend’s home in Dechmont, Broxburn, at around 7.30am by the friend who was leaving for work.
Whern another friend called at the address at around 8.30am, Ms McKay was not there and hasn’t been seen since.
Police said they were growing increasingly concerned for Ms McKay’s welfare, and appealed for members of the public to come forward with any information.
She is described as around 5ft 7ins tall, medium build with hazel/ green eyes and brown hair. She speaks with a Scottish accent and has a small burn mark on her forearm and a small tattoo on her right shoulder.
She may be wearing a light blue Berghaus rain jacket, jeans and a pair of brown hi-tec walking boots.
A police spokesman said: “Ms McKay is an independent and outgoing person with a wide circle of friends and a close family, and it is completely out of character for her to go missing.
“We have conducted a number of enquiries over the weekend to trace her whereabouts however none of these have brought us any closer to finding her.
“We’re now appealing for members of the public who recognise her description or who may have seen her over the weekend to come forward and let us know immediately.
“Over the weekend members of the local community have been instrumental in helping us raise awareness of Heather’s disappearance, and we are grateful for their assistance.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police immediately on 0131 311 3131.