A conference has taken place in honour of a young Aberdeen man who died of an aggressive form of cancer.
Stuart Lawtie's family hope their experience can help others diagnosed with tumours more commonly seen in much older people.
He was just 24 when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Initially he was expected to make a full recovery. But the aggressive disease couldn't be beaten and he died last February, shortly before his 28th birthday.
A conference, organised by his parents Andrew and Sheila, was held on Wednesday at the Western General in Edinburgh, where Mr Lawtie had much of his treatment.
Their aim is to offer more support to young people diagnosed with cancers more commonly seen in a much older age group.
Mr and Mrs Lawtie, who are from Aberdeen, hope this conference will become an annual event.
Mr Lawtie described his son as an “inspiration”. He said: "Stuart had a fantastic spirit. He was an inspiration to the medical staff, the nursing staff and the oncologists."
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