Kirsty Heggie

Police  looking for missing person Kirsty Heggie have widened their search to East Lothian.

Kirsty Heggie, who is 23-years-old and from the Leith area, was last seen near to Holyrood Palace at around 9.35am on Sunday 29th June.

As well as searching in the capital, officers are now following up information that Kirsty may have been in the Ormiston and Tranent areas sometime between 8am and 10.30am today.

Kristy was wearing a brown/black blazer jacket, a black vest top, black trousers and black trainers when she was last spotted on Sunday.

She was carrying a black bag that had pink/orange flowers on it and may have in her possession a purple blanket with flower stitching on it.

Described as white, 5ft 6in, of slim build and with short curly blonde hair, Kirsty resides in the west of Edinburgh and is known to frequent the city centre area, where she regularly busks.

Inspector Murray Tait said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned about Kirsty’s welfare as she has not made contact with friends or family since 29th June.

“We have reason to believe that she was in Ormiston and Tranent early on Monday morning and it’s possible that members of the public saw her and are able to come forward with information.”

Anyone with information that can assist with the search for Kirsty Heggie is urged to contact Police Scotland immediately on 101.