A memorial service will take place in Edinburgh in honour of Scottish boxing great Ken Buchanan later this month. 

Scotland's first undisputed world champion died at the beginning of the month at the age of 77.

The service will be held at St Giles’ Cathedral at noon on Tuesday, April 25.

A funeral precision will pass the former site of Sparta Boxing Club, McDonald Road, and the Ken Buchanan statue as per his wishes.

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In 1971, Buchanan defeated Ruben Navarro in Los Angeles to take the WBC title and become Scotland's first undisputed world champion. 

The following year, Buchanan was made an MBE and was inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the Scottish Sport Hall of Fame, while a statue of him in his home city of Edinburgh was unveiled last year.

Buchanan’s son revealed last year that he was suffering from dementia and living in a care home.