Police searching for a father-of-three who vanished after leaving T in the Park have recovered a body.
Jim Richardson, 29, had not been heard from since he got off a bus leaving the Strathallan Castle site on Monday.
His family said he went for a cigarette in the Auchterarder area at about 2.30pm, but never got back onboard.
He was due back home at Wishaw, Lanarkshire, on Monday evening.
A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that a man’s body had been found near Forteviot.
“The family of missing 29-year-old James Richardson have been informed,” he said. “Enquiries into the full circumstances are continuing but the death is being treated as unexplained at this time.”
He added that detectives were now trying to trace the man’s final moments. “Officers are appealing for information from any who may have seen a man wearing a grey waterproof Regatta jacket, red shorts and black work boots in the area of the A9, near Forteviot, Perthshire, or the surrounding areas between 2.15pm on Monday and 9.15am this morning to contact Police Scotland.”
Worried friends and family of Mr Richardson mounted a social media campaign appealing for his safe return.
Wife Samantha Richardson, 28, asked for friends to help trace Jim on Facebook.
She wrote: “Has anyone seen Jim Richardson since leaving T in the park?”
“I’m hoping someone has picked him up or he’s got a lift but no idea where he’s gone.”
It is understood his parents had travelled to Perthshire to join the search.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.