The family of a Pakistani migrant who made a living cycling round Arran selling clothes are looking for anyone who remembers him.

Fateh Ali, who also went by Johnny, left his home country in 1946.

With no qualifications, he set about making a job for himself by filling up a suitcase with clothes and travelling down to Ardrossan.

He would take the ferry across to the isle of Arran and travel around by bike and bus selling his wares and taking orders for particular items to deliver them on his next trip.

During the school holidays he would bring his two eldest children, son Ashaque Ali and daughter Anwar Ghafur.

Ashaque passed away last year but his sister is eager to keep the memory of their father alive.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:  Fateh Ali and his brother Yaqub. Fateh Ali and his brother Yaqub.

Ms Ghafur told the Herald: “My big brother knew more about than I did. He used to have his own case and would sell clothes with my father.

“The case would go on the back of the bike, I used to sit in front of him.

“It was really nice with the sea. Everyone was so nice, Everytime we went in we’d be offered a cup of tea and a biscuit.”

Fateh continue to visit Arran until 1959 when he had saved enough to open a small shop in Glasgow. He passed away in 1977. His family are hopeful that someone might remember him and even have a photo of him with his suitcase of clothes.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Fateh Ali aka 'Johnny'.Fateh Ali aka 'Johnny'.

Grandson Tariq said: “Last year we lost my uncle and when he passed away a lot family history went with him.

“We don’t have many pictures, but I wondered if any of the locals had any stories or pictures.”