Legendary singer- songwriter Gerry Rafferty is being honoured in his home town today.

His daughter Martha will officially open Gerry Rafferty Drive in Paisley, a new street with 34 homes in the second phase of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association's regeneration of Shortroods.

She is expected to be joined by her singer-songwriter cousin Mark Rafferty for the ceremony.

Sanctuary Scotland and Renfrewshire Council were inundated with suggestions for the street name.

But councillors eventually chose Gerry Rafferty Drive in honour of the star, who was born and brought up in the town but died last year, aged 63.

He penned several major hits, including Stuck In The Middle With You and Baker Street.

Gordon Laurie, director of Sanctuary in Scotland, said: "We are thrilled Martha and Mark have agreed to attend the official opening.

"It is a fitting tribute to a brilliant musician who lives on through his music."

Gerry, who started out with Billy Connolly in the folk group The Humblebums, later teamed up with Joe Egan to form Stealers Wheel before going solo in 1975.

Several of Gerry's songs were inspired by his Renfrewshire upbringing.

The title track of his debut solo LP, Can I Have My Money Back?, came from an incident in a Paisley cinema where the movie projector would regularly break down.

The second Stealer's Wheel album, Ferguslie Park, was named after the housing scheme in the town.

Work on phase two of the regeneration of Shortroods began last September.

The project will provide 62 new homes for rent and 21 for sale on a shared-equity basis.

Sanctuary Scotland has now built a total of 223 homes in Shortroods.

Gerry Rafferty Drive's 34 homes are a mix of two and three- bedroom properties, plus bungalows that will be suitable for wheelchair users.