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Huge crowds of bikers and locals join together to pay poignant tribute to Angus murder victim Steven Donaldson

A summer memorial bike run paying tribute to an Angus murder victim has been attended by more than 1,000 people.

Hundreds of bikers from all corners of the country left Victoria Park in Arbroath at lunchtime to accompany Steven Donaldson’s family to Kinnordy Nature Reserve in Kirriemuir where his body was discovered in June 2018.

The road to Kinnordy Loch during the ride-out.
Steven Donaldson.

They were cheered off by locals and well-wishers.

Locals lined the streets of Angus towns and villages, with some even setting up camp in their gardens, to wave and applaud the motorcyclists as they made the journey from Arbroath to Kirriemuir in Steven Donaldson’s memory.

VIDEO: Hundreds of bikers set off from Arbroath for Steven Donaldson memorial ride-out

Mr Donaldson was known for a love of fast cars and powerful motorcycles.

Bikers from the convoy pay their respects at Kinnordy.

The event was taking place just a few days before what would have been his 29th birthday.

Shops and businesses in Kirriemuir closed their doors as a mark of respect.

The group finished up at the young oak tree which was planted in November close to where his body was found.

Motorcyclists and motorists leave Arbroath during the Steven Donaldson memorial ride-out.

Mr Donaldson’s family were then led home to Arbroath by the motorcycle convoy.

The road to the Kinnordy Loch Car Park was completely blocked due to the sheer number of motorcyclists parked up for the event.

Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson were convicted of Mr Donaldson’s murder following a trial at Edinburgh High Court.

Judge Lord Pentland ordered they serve a minimum of 23 and 24 years respectively.

His ex-girlfriend, Tasmin Glass, who gave birth to her victim’s baby earlier this year, was found guilty of culpable homicide and jailed for 10 years after she lured Mr Donaldson to his death.

All three killers have since appealed their convictions.

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