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Rosemary Grace
Economic Development Officer
Inverclyde Council
75-81 Cathcart Street
PA15 1DE
Tel: 01475 715555

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Gourock - Old Gourock and Ashton Church
12.09.15 (10 am to 2 pm ) - 13.09.15 (12 noon to 2 pm )
41 Royal Street, Gourock,  PA19 1PW

Old Gourock and Ashton Parish Church of Scotland is situated on Royal Street looking down Church Street onto Shore Street near the centre of Gourock. The present congregation was formed by a union between Old Gourock Parish Church and Ashton Parish Church which was in Albert Road.

The building was completed in 1832 and has a lovely sanctuary with pulpit and choir stalls designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh and a selection of beautiful stained glass windows. Also within the building are furnishings from Ashton Parish Church. Nowadays the congregation is actively involved in the community and offers many different organizations to suit all ages.

Building Date: 1832
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Gourock - Royal Gourock Yacht Club
12.09.15 (12.30 pm to 5 pm) - 13.09.15 (12.30 pm to 5 pm )
Ashton, Gourock,  PA19 1DA
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Private members’ Club designed by Stewart, Tough and Alexander, the building of this arts and crafts style yacht club was mostly funded by James Coats Junior of Paisley. Arts and Craft Building ‘Royal’ since 1908. Club memorabilia is on display in the panelled bar area. There are spectacular views across the Clyde from the bar and other reception rooms.  

Sailing from April until end of August for adults and Cadets. Variety of social activities for Members and guests during winter months.  

Architect: Stewart, Tough & Alexander
Building Date: 1903
Guided tours.  Tea/coffee/lunch/diner available

Limited access for disabled (ground floor only)
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Gourock - St John's Church of Scotland
12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Bath Street, Gourock,  PA19 1PA
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Gothic-style church built 1857 (J J and W H Hay) and tower with open-work Crown added 1878 (Bruce & Sturrock).  Interior whitewashed with tall arch-braced timber roof.  The sanctuary underwent major renovations in 1998 when wooden flooring was laid and the pews replaced by chairs to give greater flexibility.  Makin Organ.  Number of stained glass windows. 

Disabiilty access via entrance at St John's Road.

Architect: J, J M & W H Hay
Building Date: 1857

Flower festival 10.00 - 16.00 

Coffee/tea/home baking available 10.00-12:00 and 12:00-14.00

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Greenock - Ardgowan Primary School
13.09.15 (Tours from 10 am to 14.30 pm )
Newton Street, GREENOCK,  PA16 8SN
Ardgowan Primary School is located on Newton Street within Greenock’s West End Conservation Area. The Victorian property, constructed in approximately 1900, is a three storey building of traditional red ashlar sandstone construction. The building has been the subject of a £5.9M comprehensive refurbishment, remodelling and extension which included a gym/assembly hall extension and substantial internal level changes/remodelling. The works addressed the core condition and suitability of the building/grounds to align with the delivery of a modern curriculum.
Tours of the building will take place on the hour and half hour from 10am with the last tour commencing at 2.30pm. All visitors must go on a tour.
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Greenock - Beacon Arts Centre
12.09.15 (9 am to 10 pm ) - 13.09.15 (9 am to 10 pm )
Custom House Quay, Greenock,  PA15 1HJ
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The Beacon is a significant new addition to the Scottish theatre and arts scene, a venue of choice for touring productions as well as being a vibrant hub for the local community theatre groups within the area.  The Beacon has two performing spaces, together with a bistro/bar and three large rehearsal rooms which can be extended to provide a function suite for up to 150 guests.

Building Date: 2012

Join us for events the whole family can enjoy including behind the scenes backstage tours, technical demonstrations, pop up performances and much more.

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Greenock - Caddlehill Allotment Gardens
12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Top of Kelly Stteet, Greenock,  PA16 8TT
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The allotments gardens have been in existence since 1855.  Plots are available to the residents of Inverclyde to grow both flowers and vegetables.  In recent years the allotments have invited youth groups and nursery children into the gardens to encourage the next generation of gardeners. 

Plot holders will be available to answer questions and give advice. Tea/coffee/cakes  and cut flowers available

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Greenock - Dutch Gable House
12.09.15 (9 am to 4 pm ) - 13.09.15 (9 am to 4 pm )
14 William Street, Greenock,  PA15 1BT
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The Dutch Gable House is an iconic and unusual building in Greenock’s historic William Street town quarter.  The rear of the building allows access to the oldest surviving house in the town.  

Local heritage group Magic Torch will be showing their short film Restorations, a re-edit of the 1940s film Greenock Plans Ahead with new soundtrack by the band British Sea Power. There will also be an exhibition of artwork from the groups’ graphic novel Achi Baba – Gallipoli 1915, with a limited number of free copies of the book being available on the day. There will also be an exhibition of work from the new Heritage Inverclyde – Quest for Learning project, which explores the heritage related to Inverclyde Council’s new coastal trail.

Please note – not all areas of the building will be open to the public this year.  Wheelchair access, assistance needed (the ground floor of the building is accessible, with an uneven cobbled area. There is no disabled access to middle floor, where Comic artwork exhibition will be situated)

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Greenock - Inverclyde Council Materials Recycling Facility
12.09.15 (9 am to 3 pm )
Unit 1 Ingleston Park, Cartsburn Street, Greenock,  PA15 4UE
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Visitors to the building will have the opportunity to see where the contents of Inverclyde's blue bins are delivered and how the co-mingled dry recyclable material is sorted prior to being sent for reprocessing. 

Tours only at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. Pre booking is essential by calling 01475 715905 in advance.

Hourly pre bookable in advance tours from 9am until 2pm.
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Greenock - Lodge Greenock St. John's No.175
12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Masonic Temple, West Stewart Street, Greenock,  PA15 1SN
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Lodge Greenock St John’s numbered 175 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland was founded on 1st February 1790 and has operated continuously since that date and has now contributed to our community for almost 225 years.

The Lodge building which is constructed of red sandstone from the long since defunct Skelmorlie quarry is one of the few buildings of character which remain in Greenock town centre. It is a testimony to the designers, Messrs Boston, Menzies and Morton, who were the foremost Architects in Greenock in the late 19th Century.

Architect: Boston, Menzies & Morton
Building Date: 1898
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Greenock - McLean Museum and Art Gallery
12.09.15 (10 am to 5 pm )
The McLean Museum and Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock,  PA16 8JX
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Designed by A Adamson, the museum houses outstanding collections of fine art, local heritage, technology and culture in a wonderful Grade A listed Victorian museum. 

There is also an art gallery and a temporary exhibition until 12th September - Ashore and Afloat. Museum staff on hand to answer questions. 

Architect: A Adamson
Building Date: 1876

A temporary exhibition - Ashore and Afloat – will be on until 12th September featuring the Art of Frank H Mason (1876-1965) who was one of the greatest marine artists of the twentieth century. His works depict many maritime locations within the UK including the Clyde.  He also produced iconic poster designs for the railways.  Museum shop and free internet access.

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