Funeral Highlander Scott McLaren

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Hundreds of mourners turned out to pay tribute to an Edinburgh soldier who was killed after disappearing from his post in Afghanistan.

Scott McLaren, 20, from 4th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, died after he disappeared from his army checkpoint in central Helmand.

The rifleman, from Sighthill, was found dead with gunshot wounds on 4 July.

The funeral took place at Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh.

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