A DETERMINED group of friends of a mum who was found dead in her home have planted a tree so she can ‘look over Ayr’ forever.

Pals of Kirsty Robertson held a memorial service within Dalmilling church and vowed to create an everlasting memory of the mum of two.

Kirsty McCardle who knew Kirsty through kids’ groups held in the church wanted to pay tribute to someone who was a ‘big part’ of the community.

Kirsty told the Advertiser: “She was just a big part of this community, she would come along to everything that we ran in the church.

“The kids all went to the toddler group together and then school.

“I thought it would be nice to have something and it will be there forever.”

A Weeping Cherry blossom tree was planted at a service in the church last week where friends and church members gathered to pay tribute to Kirsty Robertson.

“It was a lovely service, it touched on what kind of person she was and how well liked she was.

“How she was a great mum, a great friend and a great daughter,” Kirsty continued, “ It was very uplifting, a very nice as a final thing to do for her.”

“It’s the first tree of remembrance at the church, it will be the only tree that is pink. The tree will go on and out live us all, but she will always be remembered.

“She will always be looking over Ayr.”