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Russian student Yulia Solodyankina may be in Highlands

Yulia Solodyankina
Yulia Solodyankina went missing ahead of her graduation

Police investigating the disappearance of a Russian student have said she may have travelled to the Highlands.

Yulia Solodyankina, 22, went missing three weeks ago and had been due to graduate from Edinburgh University.

The physics student was last seen at Glasgow's Buchanan Street bus station at about 16:55 on 7 June.

Police said her most likely destinations by bus were Fort William or Inverness and she may be in the north or far west of Scotland.

A spokesman said it was also possible she had travelled to Largs, Campbeltown, Ardrishaig and Oban.

Ch Insp Mark Patterson added: "It is now almost a month since Yulia was last seen, and we remain keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard from her since she went missing.

"In particular we want to speak to anyone in the areas where Yulia may have travelled to by bus from Glasgow, who thinks that they may have seen her."

Ms Solodyankina, who speaks fluent English with a strong Russian accent, is 5ft 6in, with a small mole on her left cheek.

Her ears are pierced and she wears a number of rings on her fingers, including a distinctive thumb ring, shaped like a small spoon.

She was last seen wearing a dark coat with a belt, a dark shoulder bag, a red and orange scarf, grey trousers and brown shoes with white laces.

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