IMAGES of a Plean man have been released by police ahead of the one-year anniversary of his disappearance.

Brian McGowan, 43, was last seen in the Gillespie Terrace area of Plean on the afternoon of Thursday, September 21, 2017.

There was a possible sighting of him in the Gallamuir Drive area in the early hours of Friday, September 22, but he has not been seen or heard from since.

The CCTV image (above left) show Brian outside the Euro Spices takeaway in Carey Court at around 11pm on September 21 last year.

Brian is described as white, 5 foot 10 inches tall, of slim build with short brown hair and speaks with a local accent.

He has blue eyes and tattoos on his fingers.

When he was last seen he was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms with black stripes, a black Nike baseball cap, black and grey trainers and a black G-Star jacket.

Inspector Anton Stephenson of Stirling Police Station said: "We have carried out extensive inquiries to try to trace Brian but we have had no new sightings and no new information as to his whereabouts.

"His family have now seen a whole year pass without him and we want to locate Brian so they can have answers. If Brian sees this appeal, I would like to say to him that we and his loved ones are concerned for him but we just want to ensure he is safe and well."

Police are also reissuing a poster in the local area and would appeal for anyone with information as to Brian's whereabouts to call 101 quoting reference 2186 of September 22, 2017.