FORMER Rangers player John Greig officially opened a room of sporting memorabilia today in Bishopton.

The former Scotland captain cut the ribbon on the Sporting Memories Room at Erskine Park Home.

It features lots of memorabilia with one wall displaying a mural containing photos of sporting greats from athletics, swimming, boxing and football.

Erskine Park residents chose which legends they would like to see in the mural before a designer came up with a final product.

Greig features in the mural himself and makes an appearance five other times in the room.

Erskine Park houses 40 people who are either veterans or their spouses, all of whom are living with dementia.

The room will give them a place to be quiet and reminisce about classic sporting moments.

Football memories sessions are held in the room where residents are encouraged to talk about their favourite players and teams.

A television is also available for people to watch matches.

Greig said: “It was great to meet everyone.  It’s a wonderful place and the Sporting Memories Room brought back many memories for me.”

Carol McPhail, activities assistant at Erskine Park said: “We are thrilled that John came along today to officially open our Sporting Memories Room. 

"Many of our residents are keen on football and for such a football legend to come to our home to spend time with them is fantastic."