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James Watt tour

Door open days

1 September 2019 (10.30 am)


Join with us as we celebrate the life & times of Greenock’s most famous son – James Watt.

We will visit all the local places identified with Watt, his birthplace ,the buildings commemorating him and conclude by visiting his Cairn at the cemetery.

In this, the bicentenary of his death, we acknowledge his significant contribution to the world economy and changes to the social order.

His legacy to the world was his scientific & engineering skills in developing the steam engine converting it into the workhorse of the Industrial Revolution driven by efficient, reliable motive power transforming the economies of the world, and bringing immense social change attracting millions of rural families to the towns and cities.

Tour leaves from Kilblain Street Bus Station, Greenock and free car parking is available at nearby Hastie Street, PA 15 1SR

Bus leaves at 10.30 returning 12.30

Some walking required.

Book your place on and look for James Watt tour and trail 

Bus access may not be suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

Key Information

Tour guides by Inverclyde Tourist Group. 

Places can be booked on and look for James Watt tour and trail 

Alternatively call 01475 712032 between 9 am and 5pm, Mon - Fri.

Bus access may not be suitable for those with mobility restrictions.

  • Kilblain Street Bus Station
  • Greenock
  • PA15 1SR