AN appeal has been launched to help locate a missing 55-year-old woman from the Borders.

Jacqueline Trimby, of Hawick, was last seen in Chay Blyth Place walking her dogs between 10-11am on Tuesday, August 1.

Police Scotland officers in the Borders believe Jacqueline then left her home later yesterday evening and did not return.

Jacqueline is white, around 5ft. 7inches tall, with shoulder-length brown hair.

Jacqueline spoke to a family member on the phone at around 9pm on Tuesday - this was when she was last heard from.

She may have walkewd or used public transport when leaving her home last night.

Inspector Billy Telford said: “Jacqueline’s family is understandably concerned for her.

"It is completely out of character for her not to be in touch with them and they just want to know she is safe and well.

“This is a popular area for walkers, runners and dog walkers and it’s possible Jacqueline was seen by someone on their daily walk.

"If anyone has seen her or has any information as to where she might be, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Searches are under way in an area between Burnfoot and Hornshole with specialist search advisors and officers from the dog branch being deployed.

Door-to-door enquiries are also being carried out and officers are gathering relevant CCTV footage and doorbell images for any additional information on where Jacqueline may have gone.

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 4014 of 1 August, 2023.