Service on Barra is first funeral for a victim of the bombing, with priest saying Eilidh ‘packed a lot of life into 14 happy years’

The first funeral has been held for a victim of the Manchester bombing. Eilidh MacLeod, 14, was laid to rest on the Scottish island of Barra on Monday morning after her body was flown back from Manchester on Sunday.

Her coffin was taken from her home to Castlebay for a church service. Prayers were said for Eilidh’s friend, Laura MacIntyre, 15, still in hospital in Manchester after being injured in the terrorist attack that killed 22 people last month.

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