The mother of a Tayside footballer who tragically died at just 20 years of age has spoken of her everlasting pain.
Jack Syme died at Kinnoull Hill, Perth, earlier this year after he had gone missing from his Abernethy home.
His mother Linda Buchan has described how his death left her “heartbroken”.
The high regard in which the Forfar Athletic U-20s player was held was proved this week as relatives, friends and former team-mates turned out to pay their respects.
They gathered at the Seven Acres all-weather surface in Perth as two of his former youth clubs, Abernethy and Letham, took part in a game.
Before the kick-off, two minutes’ applause was given for Jack, while Linda was presented with a bouquet.
Linda also handed over a cheque for £1,130 to Tracy Swan of SSH (Suicide and Self Harm), a group set up in Perth to offer support to those affected by suicide and self harm issues.
The money was collected at a Dunfermline v Forfar League One game and at another event organised by Pars fan Robert Kirkwood.
The money is going towards securing a safe house in Perth where people who have self harm issues or suicidal thoughts can go to seek help.
Linda said: “The loss of Jack was devastating. I am absolutely heartbroken.
“It came as a complete shock.
“He had everything to live for, a talented footballer and a really popular lad.
“He’s been gone just a few months and the pain I feel will always be there.”