Oak Tree Nymph - Egeria. This beautiful sculpture by Andy Scott can be seen at the west end of West Blackhall Street in Greenock.
There are also two inscriptions on the ground beside the sculpture. One reads:-
"May Greenock like the Green Oak Tree still flourish 'neath the sun. Her trade and commerce still increase for a thousand years to come." This a quote from the song Green Oak Tree by Harry Linn (1844-1890). You can read more of the lyrics here.
The other reads:-
"She has a body and cloak made from metal. She wears a crown of oak leaves on her head. She stands tall and brave. She brings joy to Greenock. When people pass by they smile at her. She is happy that she brings joy."
Greenock has always been associated with the oak tree. This stems from an old legend that the town's name derives from a green oak tree that used to stand near the shore.