Although he was born in Irvine, his family moved to Greenock when he was young, and he died here after a life spent in many other parts of Britain and abroad. There are several plaques commemorating him in the town.
This plaque is on the wall of a building on the corner of Westburn Street and West Blackhall Street and marks the place where the house in which he died once stood.
The grave is beautifully kept.
Galt is also commemorated by a fountain on the Esplanade at the bottom of Roseneath Street . This was the idea of Allan Park Paton, former librarian of Greenock.
John Galt was a remarkable man. I'll be writing much more about him in later posts.