Schools to close early to allow pupils to pay tribute at Edinburgh teen's funeral

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Andrew MacKinnon, 15, died on March 14, while playing football at Forrester High School. || Super Admin

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Residents are anticipated to turn out in their hundreds to go to the funeral of an Edinburgh school child that "died doing what he liked"earlier this month. Andrew MacKinnon, 15, died on March 14, while playing football at Forrester Secondary school.

Friends and family have actually so far raised ₤ 30,000 to honour the young Hearts fan. Andrew's funeral will certainly be held today at 1pm at St David's Broomhouse Parish Church.

Two neighborhood institutions will shut at 12pm to permit numerous young people to commemorate the tragic teen. Edinburgh Live reports that his family have actually asked mourners to wear football strips as well as intense colours.

A declaration by St David's Broomhouse Church reviews "We are anticipating these services to be very active. The church will open at 11.45 am, please follow the directions of those who will certainly assist to seat you and make sure that as many people can go to as possible. We are sorry for that it will not be feasible to save a seat for someone to join you later on.

"We have boosted the ability of seating within the church, and also have added overspill seats in the hall. Those in the hall will have the ability to see as well as listen to the service from the church. Furthermore, outside speakers will be erected outside of the church must we reach ability to enable those outdoors to listen to the solution.

"We are grateful that Space at The Broomhouse Hub will certainly provide added seating and also stream the services at the church as well as crematorium, as long as the technology allows this to occur. Seats will be booked for member of the family arriving with the hearse. These will be clearly noted in the church.

"As it is likely numerous youths will certainly be present, we would certainly ask that anyone that is driving to the solution be additional vigilant in the vicinity of the church. The car park will be readily available on a very first come, initially offered basis. The lay-by in front of the church ought to be kept clear to permit the hearse gain access to when Andrew and also his household show up."

They added: "A plainly marked area will certainly be readily available outside of the church ought to members of journalism go to. The household kindly demand that journalism do not come close to any individual participating in the funeral.

"Guide of remembrance for Andrew will be offered this week precede at The Broomhouse Center Tuesday-Thursday. It will certainly remain in the church for the funeral need to any person wish to tape a memory of Andrew or a message of acknowledgement to the family. It is wished that the book will certainly be readily available in Space at the Broomhouse Center for the live-streaming of the solution at Warriston Crematorium."

Blossoms might be sent out straight to St David's Church, Broomhouse, on Friday morning. Contributions will certainly additionally be absorbed aid of Cardiology at Sick Kids, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

Andrew's dad had defined his son as a "actually prominent boy"that loved his buddies and playing football. Andrew leaves behind sibling Aimee, 20, sibling Rachel, 17, mum Janine Dow, 48, and dad Andrew MacKinnon, 40, along with stepdad Gary Weir, 55.

Andrew's funeral will certainly occur today on Friday March 31. Those wanting to show their assistance for the GoFundMe established in his honour, can click on this link.

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