POLICE have launched a major search for a woman who lives in the Barrowfield area of Glasgow but vanished from Airdrie. 

Ella Marie Cairns, also known as McGready, was last seen on Ballochney Street at around 10 pm on Thursday, November 14.

The 37-year-old has not been in touch with friends or family since and there are concerns for her welfare.

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Ella is described as white, thin, 5ft 6 inches tall with short blonde hair.

She may be wearing blue jeans, an orange scarf, with a black crop top, black hoodie, a beige/fawn-coloured coat and carrying a black bag.

Anyone who may have seen Ella since this time is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1533 of 16 November.

UPDATE: Ella Marie Cairns has been traced safe and well.