The family of Emma Faulds have urged mourners to wear bright colours for her funeral which is to take place next week.

The body of the 39-year-old care worker was found in remote woodland six weeks after she went missing.

She was last seen in Monkton, South Ayrshire, in April and police investigating an alleged murder discovered her body in the Galloway Forest nearly two weeks ago.

Now it has emerged she will finally be laid to rest on July 3, more than nine weeks after she vanished.

A service will take place at Kilmarnock's New Laigh Kirk, Bank Street at 2pm followed by a brief service at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn, North Ayrshire at 3.30pm.

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Ms Faulds' father, Ian, owns David Faulds & Son Butcher on Kilmarnock's John Finnie Street.

A statement from the butcher's Facebook page suggested bright colours.

HeraldScotland: Emma Faulds

"Perhaps it’s my fault for not putting Emma’s notices in the newspaper but lots of customers and friends are unaware of the arrangements for Emma’s funeral," it said.

"It will take place next Wednesday, July 3, at 2pm at the New Laigh Kirk Kilmarnock followed by a brief service at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn at 3.30pm.

"For those of you who are travelling a distance please give yourself plenty of time as parking around the church is extremely limited.

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"Emma wasn’t one for dark colours so bright colourful clothes would be appreciated.

"As I mentioned last week the support and love from the community and beyond is very much appreciated by us all. Please keep Emma in your prayers and in your thoughts."

Last month, Ross Willox, 39, was charged with Ms Faulds' murder. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.