The funeral cortege for Colin Weir passed Firhill today as the lifelong Partick Thistle fan was laid to rest.

The procession stopped at Firhill for a period before carrying onto the Partick Burgh Hall, where his funeral service was held. Players, staff, Thistle supporters and some members of the local community were present to pay their respects.

Weir’s funeral was today. (Photo by David Cheskin/Getty Images)

Weir died last month after a short illness. He had secured a majority shareholding in the club in November 2019 and promised to give 55% back to a fans group by March 2020.

Back in 2011 he and then-wife Chris won a £161 million EuroMillions prize, the highest amount that had been won the in the UK at that time. Much of it was invested back into Thistle.

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He led the rebranding of the club’s Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a stand is named after him at Firhill.

Sadly departed (Photo credit should read Wattie Cheung/AFP via Getty Images)

Thistle remembered Weir during their away win over Morton, where a minute’s applause was held and players wore black armbands.

His funeral service was followed by a private cremation.

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