The family of a missing Fife man who disappeared without trace six years ago have talked of their “living nightmare” as they continue to search for him.
Allan Bryant has not been seen since CCTV captured him leaving Styx nightclub in Glenrothes in the early hours of November 3 2013.
Mr Bryant, who was 23 at the time, lived just a mile away from the club but never returned home.
The footage shows him standing for a short time outside the venue in Caskieberran Road before heading in the direction of Tanshall roundabout.
Despite one of the most extensive missing person investigations ever conducted by Police Scotland, and the efforts of the Bryant family to keep the search for their son in the public domain, his whereabouts remain a mystery.
Allan’s parents Marie Degan and Allan Bryant Snr said they would never give up hope of finding him, but admitted the mental anguish was almost unbearable.
Ms Degan said November was always a particularly difficult time, not only because of the anniversary but because it is also the month of Allan’s birthday.
She said: “Allan would be 30 this month and it’s landmark birthdays and such things that add to the difficulty and the pain for having no closure.”
Mr Bryant Snr said: “It’s a living nightmare having to face every day wondering whether or not this is the day we finally get news that will lead to us finally bringing Allan home.
“The lead up to that date of Allan’s disappearance just magnifies the anguish and torment that we have to deal with.”
In spite of the passage of time, he said the evening was still clear in the family’s mind.
“Despite everything we have endured over the last six years it’s still feels like yesterday,” he said.
“It affects us all in different ways and the only way of being able to cope with the torment is to continue to do whatever I can to keep Allan’s name in the public domain.
“It’s the only way I know and as a father I’ll never give up looking of him. How could I?”
Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team said officers still wanted to hear from anyone who was at the club or in the area that evening, or who remembers anything that might be significant.
A spokesman said: “No matter how small it seems, it could be key to helping us trace Allan.”
Anyone with any information is urged to cal 101 and refer to Operation Toner.