GLASGOW Museums has acquired a railway nameplate of outstanding historic merit, named after former Labour leader John Smith.

The plate, ‘The Rt. Hon John Smith, QC, MP’, which has been mounted on a wooden backing board, was presented by the Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board in the presence of members of John Smith’s family at Riverside Museum, where the city’s transport and technology collection is exhibited.

The nameplate ‘The Rt. Hon John Smith, QC, MP’ was previously attached to a ScotRail Class 320 Electric train, which regularly carried passengers on Glasgow’s rail network.

John Smith’s widow, Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill, said: “I’m delighted that John’s nameplate will be available to see at Glasgow Museums. John and I met and married very near here at Glasgow University. He loved the city and would be proud to know he is being remembered in one of its finest museums.”