An emotional farewell to tragic teenager Libbi Toledo will be held at the cathedral where one day she hoped to walk up the aisle.
Mourners will attend Brechin Cathedral on Wednesday for the funeral of the 17-year-old whose body was found in a disused Kirkcaldy scrapyard following an extensive 11-day search.
Libbi’s mother Judi said she hopes the service will be a celebration of her daughter’s life and praised the “overwhelming” outpouring of love and compassion.
The worldwide reaction to the tragedy has resulted in almost $17,000 being donated to a fund to help meet the funeral costs and allow Libbi’s father Joe and her aunt to travel to Brechin from the US.
Libbi’s funeral will take place at 2.30pm, followed by cremation at Parkgrove near Friockheim.
Judi said: “Libbi always wanted to get married at the cathedral and if she cannot do that I wanted to make sure that she was brought home to Brechin and taken there for us to say goodbye.
“The outpouring of love, care and support from both her friends and people who never even met Libbi has been overwhelming.”
A major missing person search was mounted after Libbi failed to return to her assisted accommodation in Kirkcaldy following a visit to her mum’s home in Brechin.
Judi said her daughter had made friends all over Scotland as a result of being in several placements over the years and the support of the young people who knew her had been wonderful.
Police are continuing to work with the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit to fully explore the circumstances of Libbi’s death but the matter is not being treated as suspicious.