A desperate Ayrshire dog owner has launched an appeal for help to locate her missing pet stolen from an island in Loch Lomond.

Frances Curley was camping on Inchconnachan Island near Luss on Sunday (June 19) when Skye, a two-and-a-half-year old border terrier, went missing.

Frances, from Troon, posted an appeal on Facebook which stated that she was making dinner at the campsite whilst Skye was in the hammock - and when Frances looked back she was gone.

Apparently, during the initial search for Skye, two paddle-boarders said they had spotted two men take a little brown dog into a speed boat and leave the island. 

The island has since been searched twice.

Frances has appealed for the two men to get in contact with her so they can be ruled out of the search for the partially-sighted pooch, the Facebook post notes.

She is also looking to speak to anyone who was on Inchconnachan Island or around Loch Lomond on Sunday who may have witnessed someone with Skye - who was wearing a pink and white striped collar with two tags, one which read “Fur ever yours”.

The two-year-old is microchipped and spayed and there is a reward for her safe return.

The Advertiser has contacted Police Scotland for comment.

Find out more about the search at the 'Skye Stolen' Facebook group.