A video tribute to tragic Tayside marine Luke Ireland has been viewed more than 10,000 times on YouTube.
The Arbroath-based Royal Marine died last month after he went for a run in the hills of Glen Clova.
His comrades turned Marine Ireland’s wake into a colourful celebration of the time they spent together.
And video and pictures of the wake, following a full military burial in Broughty Ferry, emerged on social media.
At Hallowe’en, the Monifieth man and his close friends had been out dressed as Minions from the box office smash film Despicable Me.
The group decided to attend his wake in the same fancy dress and to post the results on one of his favourite websites.
Best friend Jason Myles said on social media site LADbible: “Luke was constantly forwarding us LADbible links and laughing about stuff that was posted; never stopped laughing at was probably the person most frequently on the Facebook page.
“If anyone was to describe Luke in one word it would definitely be a ‘lad’ – always up for everything, always at the centre of our greatest stories.
“I’m sure if he was still with us he would appear in one your stories at some point, so for him to appear on it would be an absolute honour.”
The military burial was attended by comrades from RM Condor, where he served as a member of Zulu Company.
At his funeral, a eulogy written by his closest friends described him as “an example to follow, an inspiration, and a role model.”
“He never wished anyone any ill, never sold a man short and never acted without everyone’s best interests in mind,” it said.
“He was always there, always smiling and always planning the next adventure.”
Marine Ireland had been spending time with his family in the glens when he left for an afternoon run in the area around Loch Brandy.
After the 20-year-old was reported missing, a major search operation involving mountain teams and a large contingent of his comrades from 45 Commando, among a 250-strong rescue party, sprang into action.
His body was found the following day after search teams had braved severe weather in overnight wind-chill temperatures of -11C.
He was described as an “exceptional” Royal Marine by the Commanding Officer of 45 Commando, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Cheesman, in the wake of the tragedy.