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Search for Birsay man enters third day

James Mainland has been missing since Saturday morning.

Searches are continuing today in a bid to trace missing pensioner James Mainland.

Mr Mainland has not been since leaving his home in Birsay on Saturday, with a major search operation taking place throughout the weekend.

Specially trained police officers are leading the search, with assistance from the coastguard and Scottish Fire and Rescue.

The pensioner has dementia and has been described as being unsteady on his feet.

He is around 5ft 8 inches tall, of a slim build with blue eyes, short white hair and a short white beard.

At the time he left home he was wearing a blue body warmer, purple top, black trousers and brown slippers.

Because of his condition, if he is approached by people he does not know, he may become aggressive so please be cautious of this.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 urgently.

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