A FUN finale was held to mark the end of a successful two-year arts project celebrating the history of Broomhill.

An event took place to bring the curtain down on the 'Up the Broomy' series run by Greenock-based charity RIG Arts.

Over the last two years, a variety of community-led arts projects and events have been reflecting on the history of the area to coincide with a multi-million pound regeneration.

Residents past and present and local school pupils were among those involved in everything from creating films, paintings and sculptures to putting on exhibitions, shows and neighbourhood get-togethers with the aim of celebrating the area's heritage.

The finale was held in the Broomhill Hub and Community Gardens where guests could try their hand at things like making pottery and personalised bags, with help from professional artists, as well as admiring the array or work created during the course of the project.

Lauren Grech, RIG project manager, said: "There was a really good turnout and a good, steady stream of people throughout the day. "Everybody got stuck in doing the activities and the pottery wheels in particular were very popular. "Lots of people hadn't tried pottery before."

The event also featured screenings of films created during the project and displays of photos and mementos submitted by people with connections to the neighbourhood.

A special sculpture of a phoenix made using stone from the demolished 'bell tower' flats and the former Mearns Street School building was also unveiled.

Long-standing estate resident, Marjorie Webster, did the honours by cutting the ribbon.

Lauren said: "Lots of people said they had no idea about this or that and an older man came up to me and showed me pictures he was in from the 1960s and told me how he used to work in the factories.

"That was really good and it was nice sharing all these memories and mementos from people.

"It's been such a great project."