Glasgow Taxi's performed a touching tribute at funeral of taxi controller Mary McLaughlin yesterday.

Mary passed away aged 58 following an illness this year that was unrelated to Covid-19.

Mary, from Rutherglen, worked as a taxi controller for Glasgow Taxi's for forty years, joining the firm when she was only eighteen.

Over one hundred of the iconic Glasgow Hackney cabs lined up to perform a Guard of Honour for Mary's send off at Linn Crematorium.

The send off was both emotional and in line with social distancing as only close family members were allowed to attend the service.

Mary is survived by her three brothers, two sisters and nephews and nieces.

The atmosphere was sombre yet one of solidarity as Glasgow drivers said goodbye to their colleague. A whip-round for the family was taken at the service. Drivers applauded the hearse as it passed by.

One driver told The Glasgow Times: "Mary was a wonderful woman and she will be so missed.

"She worked for us just out of school. She was with us for a really long time.

"You always hoped when you went into the office that she would be there, because if you had to get something done, she would be the one to do it right away.

"With everything going on it's already sad to lose someone. There must be about one hundred taxi's here. By the time the family arrives the taxis will be lined all the way up to the top of the road.

Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Dougie McPherson said: "Mary was 40 years in the trade and knew every driver.

"She was 'taxi' through and through."