POLICE are appealing for information to help in the search for a 12-year-old Scot who has been missing for more than a week.

The last confirmed sighting of Jamie-Lee Harvie was at Irvine train station at around 3:30pm on March 14.

Since then, there has been just one unconfirmed sighting near Irvine Royal Academy, at around 7pm on Saturday, March 18.

Police said Harvie is “just a child” and have stepped up appeals for information.

Officers said the young girl Jamie-Lee is white, around 5ft tall, of medium build and speaks with a local Ayrshire accent.

She is described as having long, light-brown coloured hair and when last seen was wearing black leggings, a black jumper, a black puffer jacket, and black trainers.

East Lothian Courier:

Chief Inspector Kevin Lammie, Ayrshire Division, said: “At 12 years old, Jamie-Lee is just a child, one year out of primary school, and she has now been missing without a trace for a week, which is extremely concerning.

“Thankfully, at this time, there is nothing to suggest Jamie-Lee has come to any harm.

“We have a team of dedicated officers who have been speaking with her family and friends, who we believe hold the key to finding her.

“We are conducting extensive searches at addresses in the Ayr and Irvine areas, but so far, there has been no further information as to her whereabouts. We don’t believe she has a mobile phone with her or access to a bank account.

“We want to stress Jamie-Lee is not in any trouble, we don’t want her worrying about that, all we want is to make sure she is safe.

“I would like to hear from anyone in North Ayrshire, particularly in Irvine, who may have seen Jamie-Lee or been in her company recently. We would urge you to contact officers immediately with any information that could help with our enquiries.

“All her family and friends want is for Jamie-Lee to be found safe and well.

"Information can be passed via 101, quoting reference 2277 of Tuesday, 14 March 2023 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."