'Nightmare' five years for family of missing Allan Bryant
Bryant's family organised a balloon release to mark five years since he disappeared.
Family and friends of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant have released balloons to mark the fifth anniversary of his disappearance.
Gathering outside the family home on Ednam Drive in Glenrothes, white, yellow and green balloons in honour of his beloved Celtic were released into the sky on Saturday.
Mr Bryant was just 23 years old when he vanished after leaving Styx nightclub in the Fife town on November 3 2013.
He was last seen leaving the club shortly after 2am and despite extensive searches and public appeals by Mr Bryant's family and police, he has not been seen or heard from since.
Allan Bryant Senior, his father, said: "Dealing with the previous anniversaries were difficult enough, but this one just seems exceptionally hard.
"You're thinking about Allan all the time, he's always on your mind. I can see how it's affected each person in my family separately, and the impact it's had on all our lives.
"It just feels like he walked out the door yesterday, it's so vivid. People will think it's been a long time, which it has been, but to my family it's like it only happened yesterday.
"When you go to bed at night and when you wake up in the morning, all you do is think about Allan. There's no escape. You just want to know what's happened to him, where he is and does anyone know anything about him.
"If they do, please come forward and end this nightmare for our family. To live a life like that, and not know what's happened to your child, is horrendous."
A fresh appeal for information was issued on the fifth anniversary of his disappearance by Police Scotland's Major Investigations Team.
They released footage of Allan, taken in 2011, in an effort to reach anyone who may recognise him.
Detective Inspector Kevin Houliston said: "As part of our appeal we've issued video footage of Allan taken in 2011 in the hope that this, combined with the CCTV from Styx, helps to jog the memory of anyone who may have seen him after he left the nightclub.
"Allan's family have received overwhelming support from the community and beyond these past five years. However, we continue to ask for the public's help and I would urge local residents to think back to early November 2013."
Mr Bryant is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on both arms.
When last seen, he was wearing a Voi t-shirt with three bands of colour - navy on the top, grey in the middle and white on the bottom, dark-coloured denim jeans and grey leather plimsolls.