Appeal for missing mother and son
A woman and her 12-year-old son have gone missing from the Balintore area of Easter Ross.
Police said 54-year-old Sandra Element and Aiden Hoggard were last seen at about 08:45 on Monday 8 May in the town's Main Street.
They were reported missing at 14:00 on Friday afternoon.
Police said they wanted to know that the pair were safe and well and said it was possible that they had left the area using public transport.
Sandra Element is described as being about 5ft 5in and of a slim build, with brown hair and was dressed in black.
Aiden is described as being about 4ft tall with a slim build and a pale-face. He was carrying a black rucksack.
Insp Jane Nicolson said: "We are looking to trace Sandra and Aiden to ensure they are safe and well. It may be that they have left the area by using public transport and we just want to make sure they are ok."