A MAJOR search is continuing for a kayaker missing in the Moray Firth.
Dominic Jackson (35) set off from Portsoy on Saturday morning. The alarm was raised when he failed to return home to Laurencekirk on Sunday night.
Police officers with support from the RNLI and Coastguard carried out air, land and sea searches at Portsoy harbour and further along the coastline throughout Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Lifeboats from Macduff, Buckie and Fraserburgh, a search and rescue helicopter, along with 12 coastguard personnel and five police units were engaged in the operation.
The search area extends along the Banffshire coast and up to two nautical miles out to sea.