Tributes have been paid to “bright light” Eilidh MacLeod from the Isle of Barra on the third anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb attack in which she died.
The tragedy was marked with a virtual ceremony online.
A post published to the Eilidh’s Trust Facebook page wrote: ”It is hard to believe that three years have passed since we lost our beautiful Eilidh. A bright light and a spark of fun was extinguished that night, making our worlds darker and poorer as a result. The events at Manchester Arena have left a mark on all of our lives.
“At this time, we will keep Eilidh’s family – and those of all the victims – in our thoughts. We send them our love and assure them that Eilidh’s vigour for life, and her deep affection for family, friends and music are at the forefront of all our minds over the coming days.
Please join The Dean @deanroggovender for #EveningPrayer live on Facebook at 4.30pm where the names of the 22 victims of the #ArenaBomb will be read out on this third anniversary #22Hearts @ManCityCouncil @DioManchester https://t.co/i3aAFBYGvh pic.twitter.com/6Y5NCs7rhA
— Manchester Cathedral (@ManCathedral) May 22, 2020
“We all have happy memories of Eilidh and the part she played in our lives. This is what we will think about at this time.”
Plans have also been unveiled for a permanent memorial to the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack.