Rosemary GraceEconomic Development OfficerInverclyde Council75-81 Cathcart StreetGreenockPA15 1DETel: 01475 715555
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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.
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.
Flower festival 10.00 - 16.00
Coffee/tea/home baking available 10.00-12:00 and 12:00-14.00
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.
Join us for events the whole family can enjoy including behind the scenes backstage tours, technical demonstrations, pop up performances and much more.
Plot holders will be available to answer questions and give advice. Tea/coffee/cakes and cut flowers available
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: email@example.com
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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