Police in Motherwell have issued an appeal to trace relatives of a man who passed away in Airdrie on January 11th.

The man, 78-year-old John Bruce is believed to have originated in Lewis and may have some relatives still in the islands.

He died at his home on Wood Street in Airdrie and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone related to Mr Bruce is asked to contact police at Motherwell police station between 7am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.