She is described as 5ft 8ins tall, heavy build, long brown hair, and wearing glasses.
When last seen she was wearing blue jeans, a red jacket, and black trainers. She was carrying a Tesco ‘Bag for Life’.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “Laura has learning difficulties, and while there are no immediate concerns surrounding her safety, she has not been seen or heard from since yesterday, and her family want to reassure themselves that she is ok.
“She has been known to travel widely, and it could be the case that she has travelled outwith Edinburgh.
“Anyone who has seen or heard from Laura since yesterday is urged to contact police as soon as possible. Likewise, we would appeal to Laura to contact either her family or the police so that we can satisfy ourselves that she is safe.”
Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.