A bench paying tribute to Alesha MacPhail has been set up in Airdrie.

The bright pink seat hosts the tragic youngster’s name, two butterflies and a golden plaque.

Alesha’s mum, Georgina Lochrane, revealed the tribute had been erected in Coatdyke Park on Thursday after months of waiting.

Evening Times: The bench has been put up in memory of Alesha MacPhailThe bench has been put up in memory of Alesha MacPhail

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She posted on Facebook: "Finally after over a year of waiting it's here and it's up.

“I'd like to thank teleperfomance for donating this beautiful bench.

"I'm so in love with it”.

The plaque reads: “In memory of Alesha Sarah MacPhail.

“22/10/2011 – 02/07/2018

“’Sleep tight princess’. Love Mummy, George and Courtney”.

Alesha's death on the Isle of Bute in July last year at the age of just six-years-old shook the nation.

Evening Times: An Alesha MacPhail memorial event is also planned for the park next monthAn Alesha MacPhail memorial event is also planned for the park next month

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On Wednesday we told how Georgina is planning a candlelit vigil and balloon release to celebrate the youngster’s life.

Family and friends are set to come together at the Airdrie Park on October 20 – two days before what would’ve been Alesha’s eighth birthday.