Police dog that disappeared in Scottish Highlands found after search

A missing police dog that disappeared in the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness has been found "safe and well" and reunited with her handler.

PD Fergie ran off after a deer bolted in front of her during a walk north of Polmaily House at around 10am on Sunday.

The remote area north of the A831 - less than five miles from Loch Ness - is a regular walking route for the three-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd.

Police Scotland launched a search after she failed to return, with officers concerned she may have been injured and unable to respond when called.

Following a public appeal on Monday morning, PD Fergie was later found at around 2.50pm not far from where she was last seen.

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Chief Inspector Gordon Fotheringham, Police Dog Unit lead for the north, said: "Following searches PD Fergie has been traced and is now back with her handler.

"We are all delighted and we would like to thank everyone who shared and responded to our appeal."