More than 20 sports cars to give Kieran special send-off

More than 20 bright blue performance cars are expected to descend on Moray next week for a local youngster’s funeral.

Kieran McQuillan was killed earlier this month after being struck by a van on Elgin’s Brechan Rig.

His devastated family formed plans to give the seven-year-old a special send-off, and appealed for two blue Subaru cars to lead his cortege.

But the request touched hearts across Scotland, and motorists from far and wide are now planning on bringing their vehicles to Elgin for the funeral.

One owner, who did not wish to be named, said he would drive his Subaru from Cardenden in Fife.

The 37-year-old has no link to the family but was notified of the online appeal and says he felt obliged to help out.

He added: “I’ve been told they have already got two cars to go at the front of the hearse.

“It’s grown arms and legs though, I have heard there are going to be more than 20 following in a procession.

“I’m still happy to go up even though they’ve got lots, to help give the wee man a good send off.”

Laggan 23-year-old Dylan Ritchie was among the first to respond to the rallying call.

He will drive his blue Subaru Impreza 70 miles to Elgin for the ceremony, saying it “feels like the right thing to do”.

The funeral for the New Elgin Primary School pupil will take place on Friday, April 28.

Friends and family will attend a service of remembrance at Elgin Town Hall at 1.30pm before going on to Lossiemouth cemetery.