Community Tribute To Mikaeel Kular

8 May 2014, 06:07 | Updated: 8 May 2014, 06:21

Candles were lit in windows across Muirhouse last night in memory of Mikaeel Kular.

The little boy was found dead in woodland in Fife in January and a woman has been remanded in connection with his murder.

Residents living near his home were asked to light a candle in their window last night - on what would have been Mikaeel's 4th birthday.

Chairperson Robert Pearson of Tenants and Residents in Muirhouse said: "Mikaeel would have been four years old, as well as being a time for this community to remember him we should also remember that he has other siblings and a twin sister.

"Local people who wish to take part can light a candle in their homes to ensure that the wee guy isn't forgotten about. This community has shown extraordinary spirit since Mikaeel was reported missing and this spirit continues to shine strongly in the community.

"Since the creation of the memorial fund locals and businesses have raised in excess of three thousand pound. Residents are still encouraged to give their suggestions as to what the permanent memorial will be. TRIM will engage with Mikaeel's family so that they have say on how that money is possibly used to remember Mikaeel.

"Residents are able to collect a free tea light from Muirhouse community shop on Pennywell Road whilst stocks last."

A permanent memorial is being planned.  Locals have until Friday to submit suggestions to the Tenants and Residents in Muirhouse.