CONCERN is growing for a missing Borders farmer.

Richard Pearson, 43, of Yair Farm Cottages, near Galashiels, was last seen this morning (Monday).

He is described as being white, about six feet tall, short brown hair; and may be wearing his brown work boots, dark trousers, a dark t-shirt and a black hooded top. 

Richard has his car with him, a blue Subaru Outback, with the registration number SJ 56 HHU.  

Inspector Mike Bennett at Galashiels police station said: "Concerns are being expressed for the welfare of Richard and we are carrying our numerous enquiries in an effort to trace him. 

"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen Richard, or his car today, to get in touch with police at Galashiels on the 101 number, and quote the reference 0873 9/9. 

"I would also ask Richard himself to call his family or police to let them know where he is and that he is alright."