EFFORTS to trace a missing Wee County man are continuing this week, following his disappearance earlier this month.

Police issued a renewed appeal, asking the public's help in finding Redmond Taylor, who was last seen leaving Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert on Tuesday, February 12.

The man has not been in contact with his family since then and concerns are growing for his welfare.

He was seen leaving the hospital at around 12.30pm on the day in question, heading toward Bellsdyke Roundabout.

Since the launch of the initial appeal, officers established from CCTV that he was walking in the Torwood area at around 1.30pm that day, around two miles from the hospital.

Renewing the appeal was Police Scotland's Sergeant Derek McKie of Alloa Police Station.

He said: "I am asking for the public's help as part of our enquiries.

"Particularly I would ask that residents in the Torwood area check their gardens, outbuildings where Redmond may have sought shelter and any private CCTV.

"Likewise, I would appeal to any motorists who were on the A9 at Torwood around 1.30pm on Tuesday, February 12, to check any dashcam footage."

The 26-year-old Alloa man, who has links to Tullibody, is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall, of a slim build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and stubble.

When he was last seen, Redmond was wearing a black bomber jacket, navy blue jeans and grey trainers.

He is known to travel across the central belt and particularly to the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife areas.

Anyone who has seen Redmond, or has information on where he may be, is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1457 of February 13.