POLICE have issued an appeal to trace a missing toddler on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

Holly Bringan was just two-years-old when she vanished without a trace along with her mother, from Irvine in October, 2009.

Holly, who would now be 12-years-old, is Scotland’s youngest ever missing person and a decade after she vanished, Police Scotland say they have not given up hope of finding out what happened to her.

Holly and her mum Salena Dingwall disappeared on October 22, 2009. Detectives think Salena, who worked with the police, may have used her skills to disappear and set up a new life for herself and her daughter.

Holly’s dad, Douglas Bringan, who split from her mum when she was just months old, was left never knowing what happened to his daughter.

At the time of her disappearance, Holly’s gran Margaret Barnes, said she believed her daughter and grandaughter were safe. Mrs Barnes died last year without Holly or Salena ever being traced.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott McCallum, of Ayrshire CID, said: “Police Scotland deal with around 22,000 missing person investigations every year and each investigation remains open until we have an understanding of what has happened, no matter how long that may be.

“Long term missing person cases are reviewed yearly which includes a peer review of each case to ensure there are no further opportunities around additional information, advancements in technology or forensic science.

“As always we would welcome any information in relation to all long term missing person investigations. All lines of enquiry will always be followed.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Holly and Salena call Police Scotland on 101.