AN appeal has been made to trace a missing Edinburgh man who may be in the Scottish Borders.

Arkadiusz Zielinski left his home in Tolbooth Wynd at around 6pm last Friday (February 23).

He was expected to return after a few days, having intended to travel to the Highlands.

But the last contact with him was on the Sunday - and it is believed he had travelled to Galashiels instead.

Concern is now growing for the 44-year-old's welfare and anyone who can assist officers with their inquiries is asked to come forward.

Arkadiusz is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall with a stocky build, blue eyes and short brown hair.

He is believed to be wearing an orange jacket and blue jeans.

Police believe he travelled to Galashiels in his black Audi A6 S Line car, with registration number LN56 ZPP.

Inspector Colin Fordyce said: "It is unlike Arkadiusz to fail to return home or stop contacting family and friends and as such we are keen to trace him as soon as possible.

"Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

"In addition I would urge Arkadiusz to get in touch as soon as possible and let us know he is safe."

Anyone with information can contact Craigmillar Police via 101 and quote incident number 1045 of March 1.