THE family of missing Kilwinning man Andrew Linton have organised a second public search in their ongoing attempts to trace him.

The latest search will be held this Saturday, March 4, starting at 10am at the new 'Doon the Beach' community cafe on Stevenston's Shore Road.

The search will cover the Ardeer and Stevenston area - and Andrew's family says anyone is welcome to come along and help.

Andrew has now been missing from Corsehill in Kilwinning for over a week.

He was last seen in a property in the area at around 5.35am on Wednesday, February 22.

Andrew's family are growing increasingly concerned as "there has not been a sighting since he left the house, he has just vanished".

A similar search in the Corsehill area was organised last week, to no avail.

Friends and family now want to share their appeals to as many people as possible "to get him home to his family and friends where he belongs".

Andrew is described as white, around five feet and six inches in height, of stocky build and that he speaks with a local Ayrshire accent.

When he was last seen he was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, a light-coloured beanie hat, black trousers and black boots.

It is thought he may also have on a grey hooded jumper and be carrying a large red rucksack with black lace crisscrossed.

Andrew's family widened their appeal for help in the search earlier this week, saying he had made plans to visit the Loch Lomond area before he disappeared.

Inspector Alex Beagrie, of Irvine police station, said: “For him to leave his home and family without letting them know where he is or getting in touch is not like him at all and is concerning.

“Officers have been checking CCTV from the local area and in the town centre but so far there have been no further sightings of him.

“Local bus and taxi companies have been alerted, as have our colleagues at British Transport Police. We also have officers, including specialist search teams, searching for him.

“If you have seen Andrew, or have any information about where he is, then please get in touch with police as soon as you can.”

Information can be passed to Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 0514 of Wednesday, February 22, 2023.