A TILLICOULTRY radio host has managed to turn the grave of a late Bay City Roller into a shrine, three years after the death of the star.

Forth Valley Radio host Steve Mac, who presents Rollermania each Friday night, harnessed the power of a worldwide fan base in a bid to pay tribute to Alan Longmuir.

July 2 marked three years since the co-founder of the well-known 1970s pop group passed away.

Steve met Alan's widow Eileen at the grave in Bannockburn Cemetery, having set a fundraising challenge on the show.

He told the Advertiser: "The flowers were donated by listeners in England, America, Japan and Australia – all over.

"It was absolutely brilliant; I put the challenge up on the radio Friday [two weeks ago] to make his grave look like a shrine."

He added: "And what a response!"

Steve Mac gave thanks to Bay Tree Flowers at Causewayhead where he collected the floral tributes.

"Eileen, Alan's wife, we went to the graveyard and she had tears in her eyes when she's seen all the flowers as well", he said.

Not only that, the radio presenter has also raised £3,000 to pay tribute to another member of the band who recently passed away.

As reported in May, Steve hosted a poignant show following the sudden passing of iconic Scottish singer Les McKeown on April 20.

The special show saw Alan's widow Eileen and brother Derek, the band's former drummer, in attendance at the Tilly studio.

The £3,000 raised recently by fans is for a memorial bench in the burgh of Hackney in London, having been in contact with Les' wife Peko Keiko.

Since then, Peko has sent up north a shirt which Les wore at his concerts throughout the years.

The shirt will be auctioned on Forth Valley Radio with proceeds going to a children's charity in the area.

Steve Mac's show Rollermania goes live on air every Friday night at 8pm – listeners can visit forthvalleyradio.co.uk to tune in and relive the heyday of the band.