Family of a missing Fife man reveal ‘living hell’

The family of a missing man yesterday said “every day has been hell” on the first anniversary of his mysterious disappearance after leaving a nightclub.
Allan Bryant from Glenrothes went missing one year ago. Picture: HemediaAllan Bryant from Glenrothes went missing one year ago. Picture: Hemedia
Allan Bryant from Glenrothes went missing one year ago. Picture: Hemedia

Allan Bryant, 24, from Glenrothes, Fife, was in high spirits after leaving a friend’s engagement party in nearby Leslie, but was last seen outside Styx nightclub in Glenrothes at around 2am on November 3 last year.

Despite an extensive air, ground and water search by police and a countrywide missing poster campaign, there has still been no trace of him.

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His father, also called Allan, 48, issued a reward for information, appealed to the First Minister and even called on a psychic to find his son. Police Scotland said the search has been one of its largest missing person inquiries.

On the first anniversary of Mr Bryant’s disappearance, his family have organised a vigil outside the club were he was last seen.

His mother Marie Degan, 44, said: “Every day is the same – we keep waiting for any news. We try to live as normal a life as possible but it’s very difficult. Even when I walk down the street and see all the posters with him on it, it still doesn’t quite click for me.

“The house just isn’t the same any more; it’s so quiet without him around. Life for us has changed forever.”

Mr Bryant added: “It’s hard to put into words. This last year has been a complete nightmare. Every day has been hell. I will never give up trying to find out what has happened, though we are expecting to find that the worst has happened.”

Police previously issued a missing persons poster, showing Mr Bryant in the clothes he was wearing when he vanished after leaving the nightclub. The poster was also shown on big screens at Celtic Park.

He is described as 5ft 6in, of medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes and tattoos on both arms.

Police Scotland said they would now be launching an updated video featuring enhanced CCTV images of his last known sighting.

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The police investigation in Fife has been led by Chief Inspector Nicola Shepherd. She said: “Extensive inquiries have been carried out by specialists wherever appropriate and despite this and widespread publicity, they have failed to yield any confirmed sightings of Allan after he left Styx nightclub.

“We are urging everyone in the Glenrothes area to think back to the first weekend in November last year, and come forward if they have any information which may assist us in finding Allan.”