A STRIKING new piece of public artwork has been unveiled to pay tribute to the industrial past of a Greenock community.

The Broomhill Heritage Mural has been installed on the wall of the Whinhill Court car park on Ann Street.

An unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday with ward councillor Colin Jackson, who grew up in the Broomy, doing the honours by cutting the ribbon.

Provost of Inverclyde Martin Brennan was also in attendance to catch a first glimpse of the impressive artwork along with residents and local school children.

The mural was created by Inverclyde artist Jim Strachan, from Greenock-based RIG Arts, as part of the organisation's Heid O' the Hill history project.

The project celebrates the Broomy's past as the neighbourhood undergoes a multi-million pound regeneration.

Local pupils and people from Broomhill past and present also had an input in the final design.

Karen Patton Orr, from RIG Arts, said: "It was a fantastic atmosphere.

"Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support the unveiling of the mural, it was very much appreciated."

The mural was painted by Jim and is based on the research undertaken by local historians alongside workshops at the Broomhill Art Flat which focused on various aspects of the area's social and industrial heritage.

Heid O' the Hill is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and River Clyde Homes.