Hundreds of mourners packed into a cathedral today for the funerals of a mother and daughter who died after being found critically injured at a hotel.

Mourners said their final farewells to Margaret McDonough, 52, and Nicola, 23, at a Requiem Mass in their home town of Paisley.

It was standing room only at the large St Mirin's Cathedral in the centre of town.

At the request of the family, it was a private event, with no members of the media allowed access inside the church.

The coffins were in the cathedral overnight, but carried out at the end of the 40-minute service to a private burial at the town's Hawkhead Cemetery.

The pall bearers for Margaret's coffin were her sons Matthew, 20, and Michael, 31.

Nicola's coffin was carried by her father Tom, 52, and brother Kevin, 32.

Father John Tormie conducted the service and delivered the eulogy, while hymns sang included Here I Am Lord, Abide With Me, I Watch The Sunrise and Walk With Me.

The readings were from the Book Of Lamentations and St Paul's Letter to the Romans.

White flowers spelling out the word "Sister" could be seen being carried out of the Mass and into the hearses.

Other bouquets, one with white lilies and one with pink and yellow flowers, were also taken into the cars that waited outside the service.

The family invited other mourners to make a donation to children's charity Barnardo's as an alternative to flowers.

A note in the Order Of Service said: "As people who dedicated so much of their lives to caring for some of the least fortunate children and young people in our community, we feel that Margaret and Nicola would find this a fitting tribute to their memory and, even in their passing, would allow the good work they so valued to continue."

Events surrounding the deaths of the women in mysterious circumstances are still being investigated by police.

They were found injured at the Premier Inn, Greenock, on May 10.

Foster parent Margaret, who was discovered in a bedroom, died first, while her social work student daughter, who was found in the hotel hallway, died later in hospital, where she had been in a critical condition.

It is known they checked into the hotel at about 3.50pm the day before they were found injured, left a short time later and then returned between 12.30am and 1am the next day.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.