Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Family of missing man Allan Bryant Jnr speak at memorial event in Edinburgh

Allan Bryant pictured with his father.
Allan Bryant pictured with his father.

The father of Glenrothes man Allan Bryant Jnr has paid tribute to their loved one at a carol service in honour of missing people in Edinburgh.

Allan Senior attended the event at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, where he read a heartfelt poem.

The 52-year-old also issued thanks to the charity Missing People, which organised the service, for their help and support following his son’s disappearance.

Memorial event to mark five-year anniversary of missing Fife man Allan Bryant

The event came just days after the family received another devastating blow with Allan Jnr’s uncle David being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Allan Jnr went missing when he was just 23 after leaving Styx nightclub in Glenrothes on November 3 2013.

Father-of-three Allan Snr yesterday said of Wednesday’s event: “Myself and my daughter Amy went along to the service in Edinburgh with some family friends.

“It was for the Missing People choir service and it was such an emotional night but we met some amazing other families who suffer the same heartache that we do.

“Doing the reading was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But I’m so grateful to the charity for all their help and support, making sure Allan is not forgotten.”

VIDEO: Police release fresh footage on fifth anniversary of Allan Bryant Jnr’s disappearance

He continued: “Our family is really struggling just now after my brother David was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“He’s just the most amazing person with a heart of gold and he’s been so strong.

“He’s only got a few weeks to live. We’re all gathered around him just now and he’s looking really tired.

“We’re concentrating on making memories with him just now because we all know what’s coming soon.”

The Bryant family now face their sixth Christmas without knowing what happened to Allan Jnr whose disappearance prompted the biggest ever missing person case in Fife.

Police teams have carried out several searches throughout the area, scouring woodland and waterways in a bid to try and find some trace of the missing man.

Police Scotland issued a fresh appeal on the five-year-anniversary of his disappearance – including never before seen video footage of Allan.

Those who might have information about Allan’s movements after he left Styx or his whereabouts are urged to call Police Scotland on 101 or email OperationToner@scotland.pnn.police.uk, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or call or text the charity Missing People on 116 000 immediately.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]