GOUROCK’S ‘Wee Annie’ is back home from her holidays - much to the delight of people in the town.

The popular Girl on a Suitcase statue had to be moved from the Pierhead because of the £5.25 million road redevelopment.

But she now takes pride of place once again in Kempock Street, greeting drivers as they come into Gourock and passers-by as they make their way to the town centre.

Artist Angela Hunter, who created the sculpture, was there to see her return and has been overwhelmed by the way people have taken her creation to their hearts.

She said: “I am pleased Annie is back.

"It is amazing how the community has taken to her and she is very much part of the town.

"That is what art is all about.”

Girl on a Suitcase was commissioned four years ago by Riverside Inverclyde as part of a public art project that also brought Ginger the Horse to Greenock and saw the Endeavour landmark unveiled in Port Glasgow.

The sculpture aims to capture the heyday of Gourock as a holiday destination and embarkation point for the Clyde Steamers.

In March this year the bronze statue had to be taken away while the restructuring work went on in the town centre to build a new road and create a one-way system.

Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld said: “We are delighted Annie is back.”