Family of missing Kilbarchan man Allan Burns makes an emotional  public appeal for information Family of missing Kilbarchan man Allan Burns makes an emotional  public appeal for information
The family of missing Kilbarchan man Allan Burns have made an emotional appeal to the public for information. The 71-year-old hasn’t been seen since Friday 18th... Family of missing Kilbarchan man Allan Burns makes an emotional  public appeal for information

The family of missing Kilbarchan man Allan Burns have made an emotional appeal to the public for information.

The 71-year-old hasn’t been seen since Friday 18th January. He was captured on CCTV on the cycle path close to his home heading in the general direction of Lochwinnoch.

His distraught family, said today: “Our dad, Allan Burns, went missing on the 18th January this year and was last seen just past Castle Semple in Lochwinnoch around 5pm.

“As a family we are struggling to cope and are extremely concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

“This is completely out of character for him and we urge anyone with any information whatsoever to come forward.

“We would like to thank the police and the local community for all their efforts in the search for Allan.”


Sergeant Barry McNaught met with the family of Allan Burns today Photo Credit: Police Scotland

Inspector Laura Hamill, of Renfrew Police Office, who is leading the search for Allan Burns, said: “Our enquiries to trace 71-year-old Allan Burns from Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire who has been missing from his home since Friday 18th January 2019 are ongoing

“There have been no confirmed sightings of Allan since around 5.15pm that day in the Lochwinnoch area.

“We are continuing to ask those residents who live in or around the Lochwinnoch area to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings to make sure Allan has not taken shelter within.

“Although our searches are focused in the areas where Allan was last seen we would ask people living in the surrounding area contact us if they have any information to assist in our enquiries.

“We would like to thank the public for the assistance they have given us so far and we welcome any information that may help to find Allan.

“When last seen he was last seen wearing a grey tammy hat, a khaki green waterproof jacket with tartan lining, dark blue jeans, grey walking boots and a maroon and grey striped scarf.”


Photo: Missing Allan Burns

Anyone with information about Allan’s current whereabouts is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101.

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