The funeral of a Dundee United fan who tragically died on his brother’s stag weekend in Germany will take place today.
Liam Colgan’s body was pulled from a river in Hamburg last month, several weeks after he had gone missing during a night out in February.
The 29-year-old was celebrating his brother Eamonn’s impending nuptials when he disappeared from a bar.
Eamonn, who works as a police officer in Dundee, then led a huge search for his brother.
However, his efforts were ultimately in vain as Liam’s body was discovered close to the spot he was last seen.
Liam lived and worked in Inverness, and his funeral takes place in the city today at 1pm.
Mourners have been invited to gather at the funeral home of John Fraser & Son on Chapel Street.
Thereafter, they will move on to Kilvean Cemetery.
All are welcome to attend but Liam’s family have requested that there are no flowers.
However, they will invite donations for The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity which works with people whose family members go missing abroad and which played a significant role in the search for Liam.
A notice announcing Liam’s funeral described him as a “much-loved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many”.
Liam and Eamonn’s dad is originally from Dundee, and Liam followed the Arabs closely as a supporter despite living in the Highlands.
He also has other family in the city, who helped raise money to aid the search for Liam at a United match earlier this season.
Eamonn had led the search in Hamburg, distributing leaflets and speaking to local businesses to spread the word about his brother’s disappearance.
Several possible sightings of Liam were reported in various areas of the city, as well as in nearby towns.
One theory was that he had suffered a fall and had been left confused about his surroundings.
However, the trust confirmed on April 23 that the body of a man, wearing the same clothes Liam had on the night he went missing and carrying Liam’s identification, had been recovered from the River Elbe.
His death was treated as a tragic accident.