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Missing Alan Templeton's remains found in Edinburgh after five years

Alan Templeton
Image caption Alan Templeton's body was found on Arthur's Seat

Remains found on Edinburgh's Salisbury Crags have been confirmed as those of a man who was last seen in the city more than five years ago.

Alan Templeton, 25, was last seen in Edinburgh on 26 November 2006, where he was staying at a friend's flat.

His remains were found by a hillwalker on 9 March.

Lothian and Borders Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Writing on a Facebook page set up to help track down Mr Templeton, his family issued a note of thanks for all the support it had received over the past five and a half years.

Documentary shown

In 2007 Mr Templeton's friends screened a documentary he made to mark a year since he disappeared.

His mother, Elizabeth, who lives in Perthshire, attended the viewing of the film Sox In The City at the City Cafe in Blair Street.

Mr Templeton, who was known to have suffered from depression, had returned from Paris a month before he went missing.

He returned to Scotland in October 2006, after two years living in the French capital, and spent some time living with his parents in Pitlochry before he travelled to Edinburgh, where he was born and grew up.

His funeral will be held at 14:00 on Friday at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh followed by cremation at Warriston Crematorium at 16:00.

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