A TRIBUTE to a once-forgotten Greenock poet has been unveiled in his home town.

The Beacon showcase coincided with celebrations throughout the UK to mark the legacy of William Sydney Graham on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The project inspired by the writer - called the Night Fishers Exhibition - consists of drawing, painting and poetry by a group of community members from Inverclyde.

The writer's daughter Rosalind Mudaliar visited Greenock and met Alec Galloway and the other artists involved.

Alec, an acclaimed stained glass artist, was familiar with Graham's work through the writer's association with his favourite artist Peter Lanyon, and was commissioned to create sculptures in his memory.

Alec said: "He lived in St Ives in Cornwall most of his life but much of his work was inspired by Greenock and the west of Scotland."

The sculptures will be located in special places of interest which inspired the poet's work.

This includes Hope Street, where the poet was born, Loch Thom and the Beacon because of the quayside.

The writer, who was associated with such greats as Dylan Thomas and the neo-romantic group of poets, was overlooked in his lifetime.

Although he initially didn't get the recognition he deserved, his writing was eventually acknowledged partly thanks to the support of Harold Pinter.

A series of centenary celebrations have been held throughout the country in his honour.

Poet and academic Rachael Boast - who has co-written a book The Outward Journey about the poet with Andy Ching - also came to Greenock to see the exhibition.