Hundreds of mourners gathered at Aberdeen’s Broad Street over the weekend to remember teenager Liam Smith.
The 16-year-old, who was reported missing last November, was found dead in a wooded area south of Banchory last month.
The four-month search for Liam touched the hearts of thousands all across the country, and on Saturday night his school friends were joined by many others at a candlelit vigil around the city’s Broad Street fountain.
Speeches were given to the hundreds who turned up, which spoke of caring for each other and living life to its best.
Friends were among those at the scene outside Marischal College and his family sent their regards.
A two-minute silence was also held at 8.15pm.
During the vigil, one of Liam’s best friends bravely stood up and paid tribute to him.
The young man said: “I think it shows that this is something that can happen to anyone. Liam was always there and he’d keep everyone happy.
“This has been really tough, getting up each day and just not knowing.”
Police said there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
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