Appeal for information on missing man

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Police are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing from Edinburgh’s Old Town.

James Farmer was last seen in the Grassmarket area around 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22.

Since then the 51-year-old has not been in contact with friends or family and concern is now growing for his welfare.

James still has family in the Kirkcaldy area and has also been known to travel to Stirling, Aberdeen and other parts of the country on the bus.

Inspector Nick Young said: “We are keen to establish that James is safe and well and we would ask anyone who can assist us in tracing him to come forward.”

James is around 5ft 7 inches tall, average build with a fair complexion and salt-and-pepper coloured hair.

He was wearing a black ‘Everlast’ jacket and sports trousers with a white stripe, and a hat when he was last seen.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland by calling 101.