FAMILY and friends came out to say their final farewells to a Paisley tot who tragically died in a car crash.

Niree Johnstone was only five years old when she lost her life in an accident near Gleniffer Braes on Tuesday, July 5.

The St Catherine's Primary pupil was a passenger in a car which was involved in a collision at the junction of Sergeantlaw Road and Gleniffer Road.

Emergency services attended and she was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Wearing an array of bright colours, guests ensured that the funeral represented the young girl who "always had a cheeky smile on her face".

The funeral took place on Friday, July 15 at 10am at St Margaret’s Church at Graham Street in Johnstone and later to Kilbarchan Cemetery.

Tributes have come in from friends, family and the public expressing their sadness at the tragic loss.

Teddies, balloons, flowers and cards have also been laid at Gleniffer Braes near to where the accident happened.

Niree's mother Cheryl said: "We can’t thank everyone enough who’s donated helping us give our baby girl Niree the final goodbye she so deserved.

"Niree was always such a happy, loving wee girl who loved life and always had a cheeky smile on her face, with her infectious nature she touched everyone she met.

"She had so much to live for and was loved and adored by so many people, myself and her dad doted on her as did her big sister Nadine, big brothers Ryan and Sean, grans, papas, great gran, aunties, uncles, cousins and godmother.

"She was also loved so much by her school friends and teachers, she made such a big impact in the school for only having been there for a year."

A fundraiser set up by Niree's godmother Joanne Hay has managed to collect £8,500 from donations which went towards funeral arrangements.

The community also rallied around the family to show their support including the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone who provided complimentary services after the funeral.

Parents at Niree’s school have set up a beautiful tribute in her memory already with messages from all her friends.

Cheryl will also be campaigning to make the roads where Niree was killed safer so no one else has to experience the same heartache as her family.