A PROCESSION of dream machines set off from Erskine as the town said a final farewell to tragic teenager Owen MacDonald.

Ferraris and Corvettes were among the supercars which took part in the tribute to the popular 16-year-old, whose body was found in a field next to Park Mains High School in the early hours of April 30.

Owen was a keen gaming enthusiast who loved to play Grand Theft Auto, which made the car procession an ideal send-off.

Drivers gathered at Barrhill Road and Craigends Drive before following the funeral procession to Woodside Crematorium, in Paisley, escorted by police.

Michael Dewar, headteacher at Park Mains High, is among those to pay tribute to Owen, describing him as “a gentle, popular and polite boy, who always had time for a joke and a smile with pupils and teaching staff.”

Mr Dewar added: “Owen had a close group of friends and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of us.

“Our school is a caring community and it is particularly at times like these we pull together to support each other.

“Arrangements have been made for pupils and staff to share their condolences with Owen’s family and I know the family have greatly appreciated the messages of support they have received from the school community.”

Owen’s body was found in Rashielee Avenue by three men who were on their way to a nearby petrol station.

Police investigating his death have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.

A fundraising appeal launched by Owen’s school friends has raised more than £11,000.

Other tributes include an artwork by Steve Blackmore, which can be seen in an underpass near the school.