400 family and friends bid farewell to club drug victim Regane

More than 400 family and friends of tragic schoolgirl Regane MacColl gathered today to say an emotional goodbye.

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  • Picture by Nick Ponty
  • Picture by Nick Ponty
  • Picture by Nick Ponty
  • Picture by Nick Ponty
  • Picture by Nick Ponty

The 17-year-old, who died following a drug incident at The Arches nightclub in Glasgow, was laid to rest this morning.

The mourners packed into St Mary’s Church in Duntocher, Clydebank, for her funeral service, filling the hall. Many waited outside in the grounds unable to get inside and some were taken to another building next to the church.

Friends, family members and classmates from St Peter The Apostle High, Clydebank, where Regane was
a sixth year pupil, wore vibrant red clothes in tribute to the teenager.

Regane collapsed during a night out in the city centre on Saturday, February 1. She died the next morning at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, surrounded by her family.

The streets around St Mary’s Church were lined with the cars of those attending Regane’s funeral, who was described as “popular and enthusiastic”.

Following the hour-long service, in which Regane’s dad Alastair paid an emotional tribute to his daughter, crowds poured on to the street as the white coffin was carried by male family members to a waiting hearse, which was adorned with red and white wreaths.

The sun cut through what had been blizzard conditions moments before as Regane’s coffin was slowly carried from the church.

Poignant arrangements in white and red flowers spelling out “Regane”, “Sister” and “Niece” were
arranged inside the hearse.

A large white rectangular frame filled with a montage of pictures of the teenager, which had been displayed at the front of the church, was also carried out.

Overcome with emotion, friends and family members embraced as Regane’s coffin was slowly lifted into the hearse and topped with an arrangement of white flowers.

The funeral cortege, the hearse followed by three black Mercedes, then left to travel to North Dalnottar Cemetery in Clydebank, where Regane was laid to rest.

Following Regane’s death police and health bosses issued a warning about red “mortal kombat” tablets which were being sold by dealers as ecstasy.

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