Monday 7 December 2015

Greenock Sheriff Court Building

This is Greenock Sheriff Court Building in Nelson Street.  Looks more like a fairytale castle than a place of justice, don't you think?  It was designed by Peddie and Kinnear of Edinburgh and opened for business in 1869.  The tower is 130 feet high.

Built in the Scottish Baronial style it has lots of turrets and crow step gables.  There was also a prison attached to the back of this building until 1910 when a new prison was opened at Gateside in Greenock.

I found this old photograph of the building probably taken at the beginning of the last century. Fortunately the building has not been changed too much!

Thursday 3 December 2015

Looking across the Clyde

Last Sunday was a beautiful day here in Inverclyde - just had to get out and take some photographs.

Went up to Newark Castle in Port Glasgow.  Just east of Newark is an unused pier.

The light was amazing.  It was possible to see for miles across the River Clyde.

Love the way the afternoon sun gave a warm golden glow to the timbers of the pier,

Looking east - Dumbarton Rock.  You can see the walls of Dumbarton Castle from here.

I'm so lucky to live here!