The remains were found on Sunday, 27 Sept, 2020, inside a unit on the estate in Whitehill Rd and extensive enquiries have so far failed to find out who he is or what happened to him.
Forensic work has indicated that he was aged at least 35, and probably significantly older, was of slight build and around 5ft 8ins. He had lost a number of teeth and had a surgical plate fixed to his left ankle sometime between late 1998 and early 1999.
It has been established that plates bearing this batch number were acquired in the UK by hospitals in Fife, Sheffield and Ashford, Kent in Dec 1998 and the plate may have been fitted during surgery carried out at a hospital in one of these areas.
Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Houliston, the senior investigating officer, said: “Missing person reports across the UK have been checked and enquiries made with Health Authorities in relation to the surgical plate without success to this point. The work done by Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University has provided us with a representation of the man’s face based on details from the remains that were found.
“I hope that people will take a look and see if they recognise this man whose remains have been on the estate for a period of time. We want to be able to reunite him with his family and also find out what happened to him.
“If the face, or any of the details that are mentioned, jogs anyone’s memory then please get in touch with Police Scotland by calling 101, quoting incident number 2692, of 27 September.”