The family of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant say their son’s disappearance being featured on Sky TV has given them a huge boost.
Details regarding the continued search for Allan were included as part of a missing persons feature on Sky News on Sunday morning, the first time the family’s plight has been mentioned by the national broadcaster.
The missing man’s father Allan Bryant Snr said the news that his son would be featured in the half hour programme came as a complete shock.
“We’ve been working closely with the Missing People charity since the beginning and it’s through their efforts that Allan was included,“ explained Mr Bryant.
“Every bit of exposure we can achieve to keep Allan’s name out in the public domain is a welcome boost for us,” he added.
The case of Allan’s disappearance was one of only three from across the UK to be included on this weekend’s programme.
There has been no trace of Allan, 23-years-old at the time of his disappearance, since he was last seen leaving Styx nightclub in Glenrothes in the early hours of Sunday, November 3, 2013.
A massive police investigation, the biggest missing person search ever undertaken in Fife, has drawn a blank, despite over 12,000 man hours dedicated to the case.
Mr Bryant Snr praised the continued support of the Glenrothes community as well as the 13,000 plus followers for the family’s dedicated Facebook page, which has kept them going despite no new breakthrough in the search for his son.
“I don’t think we’d have been able go on had it not been for the overwhelming support that the public has shown to my family since the moment Allan went missing,” said Mr Bryant.
“We will never give up on Allan and will continue the search for however long it takes,” he added.
Crimewatch feature still a possibility
Mr Bryant Snr has told the Gazette he still believes there is a slim chance of getting his son’s disappearance featured on the popular BBC TV series Crimewatch.
“We are still pressing for our search to be included on the BBC TV show and we have been told that the programme makers have already considered Allan’s case,” he told the Gazette.
“But we have also been informed that realistically because there has been no proven or confirmed criminal act surrounding his disappearance to include it would be going against programme policy.
“But we remain hopeful as do the Missing People charity that we have worked closely with.
“It would be a massive boost if we could get the case on the show.”