A convoy of cars and motorbikes gave an Aberdeen teenager a “superhero’s farewell” as he was laid to rest.
Sheddocksley youngster Kieran McAllister, 15, passed away last week after a lifelong battle with a range of complex conditions, including cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
To celebrate the ever-smiling teen’s life, his family and friends arranged for a fleet of vehicles, including BMWs and Porsches, to accompany his funeral cortege.
Family friend Gail Paterson, 43, organised the convoy and said it was a fitting tribute to a young man who always had a smile on his face.
She said: “It was brilliant. There were so many cars and bikes there for Kieran that we weren’t able to count them.
“It was a superhero’s farewell. Kieran was our superhero and it was such a fitting tribute to him.
“It was a real celebration of his life. It was him all over.
“The service was lovely too. The chapel at the crematorium was full of bright colours and superhero costumes which is exactly what he would have wanted.
“Kieran’s consultant said a few words and his cousin read out a poem from his first teacher.
“It was a lovely celebration and Kieran would have loved all of it.”
Gail added that Kieran’s family wanted to express their gratitude to everyone who got involved.
She said: “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the family to everyone who came along to the convoy and the service.
“I know it meant the world to all of them and they really appreciate everyone who helped give Kieran such a great send-off.”
Earlier this week, Kieran’s mum Karen Robertson, 46, paid tribute to her son, saying he was an inspiration to everyone he met.
She said: “He was, and forever will be, the strongest little superman I’ve ever met, defying the odds against him each time.”
Gail, whose daughter Eileidh passed away from neuroblastoma in 2017 at the age of five, set up the Eilidh Rose Puddles Project to help families like Kieran’s.
She became friends with Karen while the children were both being treated in hospital and is now hoping to raise enough to send the youngster’s family on holiday.
She added: “People raised a lot of money towards Kieran’s service and hopefully they keep fundraising for the family because they could really do with a holiday.
“They have had such a hard time of it and it would be great if we were able to get them away for a while.”