A WEE COUNTY family has endured an "agonising year" of uncertainty as they await news of missing man Tony Parsons.

The 64-year-old was last seen on Friday, September 29 last year, while on a cycling trip in the Highlands.

He has not been heard from since and, on the one-year anniversary of his disappearance, Police Scotland has issued a further appeal for information.

Officers have also released additional CCTV footage of Tony cycling past Claymore Filling Station at Glencoe Village at around 6pm on September 29.

He was last seen outside the Bridge of Orchy hotel at around 11.30pm that evening, before taking off on his bike again, heading south towards Tyndrum.

Chief Inspector Drew Sinclair, Local Area Commander for Clackmannanshire, said: “Tony has not been seen again since this time, and his bike has never been traced.

“It has been an agonising year for his family, who have had to get through Christmas, New Year, birthdays and anniversaries without answers about where their husband, dad and grandfather is.

“Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time, and I want to thank the local communities for their cooperation and support throughout our enquiries.

“However, we continue to ask anyone with information which may be able to help, no matter how small it seems, to contact us as soon as possible as it could be key to tracing Tony.”

The Tillicoultry man travelled via train from his home to Fort William and arrived at the station at 4.10pm.

He then began his cycle through the Highlands and the Trossachs, and was seen a couple hours later at Glencoe and then at the Bridge of Orchy later that night.

Tony is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and wearing glasses. He has a tattoo of an anchor on his upper right arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left.

He was last seen wearing a red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves, with beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet, carrying a silver and blue rucksack and riding a yellow-framed bike with black handlebars.

Since enquiries began, officers have conducted extensive searches locally as they work to establish where Tony may have travelled to after leaving the Bridge of Orchy.

The search activity has included a number of specialist Police Scotland resources, including the Mountain Rescue Team, Air Support Unit, and Dog Unit. Civilian volunteers and members of Killin, Oban and Arrochar Mountain Rescue Teams have also assisted with the investigation.

Chief Inspector Sinclair continued: “The area Tony was last seen in is popular with visitors over the summer months. I would therefore also ask anyone who has visited during the past year, and who might have information that can help us establish his current whereabouts, to come forward.

“Tony was last seen wearing cycling gear and the yellow-framed bike he was riding has not yet been found. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a piece of clothing similar to that which Tony was wearing, or who could have found the bike, to please get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference number 0559 of October 2, 2017.