The search for a woman missing from Ayr remains ongoing as police have released new images to help find her.

Laura Wilkie, 43, has not been seen since Monday, December 18.

It was originally thought that she was last seen in Alloway at around 3pm. 

Ayr Advertiser: Laura Wilkie.Laura Wilkie. (Image: Police Scotland Ayrshire)

However, new information has revealed Laura was last seen sitting on a bench near the Millennium Bridge in Ayr around 8.30pm on the same day.

At this time, Laura was wearing a dark padded coat with a beige fur-trimmed hood and a dark waterproof coat over the top.

It's believed Laura was carrying a distinctive blue cane.

Ayr Advertiser: Laura was believed to be carrying a blue cane.Laura was believed to be carrying a blue cane. (Image: Police Scotland Ayrshire)

She was also wearing black leggings, black footwear and carrying a black rucksack.

Laura is described as 5ft 4ins and of very slim build. Her hair is greying and closely cropped.

Police say her family remain extremely worried, and that enquiries remain ongoing.

Ayr Advertiser: Laura was last seen on Monday, December 18.Laura was last seen on Monday, December 18. (Image: Police Scotland Ayrshire)

Police Scotland's local area commander, Chief Inspector Kevin Lammie, said: “Concerns for Laura’s welfare are growing, and we are appealing for people to think back.

"Have you seen her in the Ayr and, in particular, Ayr beach and the Doonfoot area of Ayr since Monday?

“She uses a distinctive blue cane, and it is believed she had it with her when she was last seen.

“Our extensive enquiries remain ongoing, but she remains missing. Her family are extremely worried.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information or dashcam footage to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 1370 of December 19.”