SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has today called for Scottish sports broadcasting icon and famous Morton fan, Arthur Montford, to be honoured by naming a street after him in his home town of Greenock.
The former Greenock Academy pupil and honorary Morton vice president, who sadly passed away aged 85 in November, was raised in Greenock and became a household name on STV’s Scotsport.
MSP McMillan now believes there is no better way for Greenock to honour Montford than to name a street in the town after him.
The Greenock based MSP has therefore written to all local Housing Associations asking them to support his call and consider naming any new streets in their upcoming Greenock developments after the broadcasting icon.
Speaking from his Greenock office, Mr McMillan said:
“Arthur Montford was a national icon who will never be forgotten. He had a very unique style of commentary, which ensured that even the most boring of football match sounded interesting.
“However, despite his national fame he never forgot his roots in Greenock and was proud of his beloved Morton.
“I think it is important that Greenock honours Arthur and ensures his memory lives forever in the area he grew up in. I can think of no better way to do this than to name a street in the town after him.
“Several local Housing Associations currently have plans for redevelopments in Greenock, and rather than the upheaval of re-naming any current streets, I think it would be best to name a new street in one of these developments after Arthur.
“I have therefore written to the Housing Associations in question, and Inverclyde Council, asking them to support my call and honour one of Greenock’s most famous sons.
“I think most will agree, Arthur Montford Drive, does have a nice sound to it.”