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.
Organ recital at 10:30 by mr Ian McCrone, MBE; display of banners and pulpit falls.
Coffee/tea/home baking available. Creche facility (helper fully disclosed)
Plot holders will be available to answer questions and give advice. Tea/coffee/cakes available
The Beacon opened in January 2013 and is one of the finest arts venues in the UK. Situated at Customhouse Quay in Greenock, it enjoys a spectacular lcoation overlooking the Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There are two performing spaces. a Bistro/bar and event rooms for up to 170 guests.
Guided tours (Saturday only) will commence at the following times and will last around an hour....10:00 and 11:00 (access all areas) and 13:00 and 14:00.
Known affectionately as ‘The Toon Kirk’, Wellpark Mid Kirk is home to a lively congregation which cherishes its building, a handsome classical church with an ionic portico and steeple modelled on St. Martin-in-the Fields. The design for the façade was supplied by Lord Cathcart (apparently obtained in Bristol), the designer of the body of the church was James Ewing.
This Grade A-listed building had a complete restoration in 1999 with assistance from Historic Scotland. The pipe organ was built in 1867, enlarged in 1912 and restored with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2008.
First built in Scotland after the Reformation under Royal Charter signed by James VI. Built by John Schaw in 1591 at the foot of the Westburn. Taken apart and relocated to its present site in 1928 to make way for expansion of Harland and Wolf's shipyard. The Church contains the finest collection of Pr-Raphaelite stained glass in Britain. Tours throughout the day with knowledgeable tour guides.
Tours throughout the day with knowledgeable tour guides.
Welcomes tourists from all cruise liners visiting Greenock and opens for groups by prior arrangement throughout the year.
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
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The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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