A DAD with links to Troon has vanished leaving his distraught family desperate to find him.

Richard MacMillan from Cumnock dropped his son off at the gym on Tuesday but hasn’t been seen or spoken to anyone since.

Now his devastated family are frantically searching for the 48-year-old as this is ‘completely out of character’.

They are desperate to find him before his sons 18th birthday next week.

His wife of 19-years has now launched a tearful heartbreaking appeal for him to come home.

She said: “It has been a horrific 48 hours we are so worried.

“He has links in Troon his family are from there but I would urge everyone to look everywhere.

“He is originally from Mauchline.

“This is so out of character for him to go missing.

“Even though we are now separated right now he is at my house all the time.

“Richard if you see this please phone me and let me know if you are safe, get in touch as soon as possible.”

The Ayr Advertiser contacted Police Scotland for a comment.