A MOTHER and son who were missing in the Highlands have been found safe and well after a police search.

Concerned officers appealed for help to find Linda Newlands, 30, and her son Andrew Baird, 10.

The pair were last seen in Dingwall on Wednesday at approximately 7.40pm, with police suggesting they may have travelled to Edinburgh.

On Saturday morning, Police Scotland announced that the pair had been located.

A statement from the force said: “We are pleased to confirm that Linda Newlands, 30, and her 10-year-old son Andrew Baird, reported missing from the Dingwall area, have been traced safe and well.

“Thank you to everyone who shared and responded to our appeal.”