Funeral of Liam Colgan takes place in the Highlands

The funeral of Liam Colgan who vanished while on a stag weekend in Hamburg has taken place in the Highlands.

Liam Colgan was on a stag do in the German city of Hamburg
Liam Colgan was on a stag do in the German city of Hamburg

The 29-year-old disappeared on February 10 after attending his brother’s Eamonn’s celebrations in the city.

An extensive search was launched to find him and a social media campaign was launched after he disappeared.

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Members of his family travelled to Hamburg after CCTV footage of the musician was discovered.

His body was discovered by German police the River Elbe on April 23 after a 10-week search.

Mr Colgan’s funeral was held in Inverness.

His family thanked people in Scotland and Germany for their “incredible support” during the search and paid tribute to Mr Colgan.

A statement on the Facebook page set up for the search said: “Whilst we still await confirmation regarding the circumstances surrounding Liam’s death there would be appear to be no suspicious circumstances and this has been a tragic accident.

“Liam was a much loved son, brother, brother in law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to so many.

“He was a hugely talented yet humble musician. He had a very natural sense of humour that made him a joy to be around. He cared for his nieces immensely and would visit them at every opportunity, they miss him greatly.

“Liam had a laid back, selfless personality that made him impossible not to get on with.”