Police Scotland is continuing to appeal to the public to help trace a 54 year old woman and her 12 year old son who have been reported missing from the Balintore area.
Sandra Element and Aiden Hoggard were last seen at around 8.15am on Monday, 8 May, in the Main Street area of Balintore near Tain.
They were reported missing to police at 2pm on Friday (May 12).
Inspector Jamie Wilson said: "As time goes by we are naturally increasingly concerned for Sandra and Aiden and we would ask that anyone who may have information as to where they are get in touch with us as soon as possible.
"We believe they may have connections in England and may have travelled using public transport.
"We want to ensure they are safe and well and ask anyone with information to contact police on 101."
Sandra is described as around 5ft 5ins in height, of a slim build, with brown hair. When she was last seen she was wearing black clothing.
Aiden is described as around 4ft tall, of a slim build with brown hair and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a knitted jumper and carrying a black rucksack.