Friday 24 April 2015

Inverclyde Tourist Information

There are a lot of new signs in Inverclyde which are part of the Inverclyde Heritage Coastal Trail.

There's even a new bench at Custom House Quay - not sure how you would manage to read the information if folk were sitting on it!

Information about the Custom House itself.

Information about the Quay and how many, many Scots left from here to start new lives abroad.

Two "Great Greenockians" - Abram Lyle of sugar fame - Lyle's Golden Syrup

James McLean, founder of Greenock's museum and art gallery.

Great information for tourists to Greenock.

Saturday 11 April 2015

John Galt's New Head

At last the John Galt Fountain on the Esplanade, Greenock has been refurbished and he now has a new head!

You may recall my previous post about the John Galt Fountain, showing the damage that had been done when the previous sculpted profile had been removed.  Thankfully, Greenock now has at least a modest monument to this great man.  Wayne Darnell was the sculptor responsible for the new addition.

John Galt died in Greenock on this day, 11 April in 1839.  He died in his sister's house at the corner of Westburn Street and West Blackhall Street.  He is buried in Greenock's Inverkip Street Cemetery.