THE story of one of the most tragic points in Greenock's history featured in an online event hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Gourock historian Shaun Kavanagh spoke about the lives lost in the Greenock massacre as part of a day-long series of lectures.

A total of eight people died in 1820 when soldiers opened fire on a crowd who had tried to free anti-government protesters being escorted to Greenock jail.

Shaun campaigned for a memorial to be erected in Bank Street to commemorate the eight people who lost their lives.

The University of Glasgow's Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies is marking 200 years since the Scottish Radical Uprising.