A major multi-agency search operation was launched overnight in Stornoway.

This brought together several emergency services and the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Ness, Bragar, Breasclete, and Miavaig, reports Murdo Macaulay, area commander with HM Coastguard Rescue Service.

He explains that also involved were "Coastguard Duty Officers AC18 and S18B, Coastguard Helicopter R948, Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Hebrides Mountain Rescue Team."

They were all tasked to assist Highland & Islands Police Division in the search for a missing person in the Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

He reported on Twitter at 0430 that the "casualty was located safe and well in a house outside the search area." The search involved a 26-year-old man. 

He commented that there was an "awesome turnout from all services, too many to mention.

"Early high effort maximises chances of a find. Found safe & well. Thanks."