Mourners pay tribute at candlelit vigil for Liam Smith
On Saturday, candles lit up Aberdeen's Broad Street in remembrance of the teenager.
A candlelit vigil has been held in memory of Liam Smith.
Crowds gathered in darkness around a fountain in Aberdeen's Broad Street on Saturday night to pay their respects to the teenager, who was confirmed as being dead last week.
The body of the 16-year-old was found after more than four months of being missing, in a wooded area south of Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Speeches were given to the hundreds who turned up, which spoke of caring for each other and living life to the fullest.
Friends were among those at the scene outside Marischal College and his family sent their regards.
A two-minute silence was also held at 8.15pm.
Steve Beedy, the founder of Unspoken Wounds, helped to organise the vigil.
He told STV News: "We've lost one of our precious sons.
"Liam Smith has captured the heart of everyone.
"And it was important, people wanted to do it, they cared about this kid.
"You could see in their hearts and in their eyes how deeply affected they have been by this. They really wanted to come out here and pay their respects and say their goodbyes."
Liam was last seen on November 17 last year, boarding a bus from Union Square in Aberdeen to Banchory.
Over the past four months specialist resources including the police helicopter, dogs, divers and search advisers were used in the hunt for the teenager.
High-profile figures including Scotland manager Alex McLeish and reality TV star Scotty T also recorded messages of support in a bid to help.
After months had passed, police scaled back their searches but reiterated it would remain as a "standard long-term missing person investigation".
Following the discovery of the body, specialist search officers and a mountain rescue team were brought on board to recover the remains due to the remote and challenging terrain.
Police told STV News the area of woodland had not been previously searched as it was several miles away from any reported sightings.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.