Scottish registered charity number: SC Who we are. Established in the late 90s, we have wasted no time in overtaking many of our rivals to become a front runner in Scottish athletics. Such is the impression we have made, we have been awarded “Impact Club of the Year” by Scottish Athletics in recent years. You don’t have to look far to see evidence of our success – with black and white vests regularly appearing on National Championship podiums throughout the year, especially on the track, cross country, road and hills! We have an award-winning junior development plan that has been in place for a number of years now, and the international success of many of our juniors over the last few seasons recognises how much care we take in the development of our youngsters. At the other end of the age-spectrum, we regularly have Veterans teams taking part in county, district and national competitions, and the number of athletes taking part in our local club races has been growing steadily in recent years. So no matter how fast or fit you think you are, we offer some of the best coaching in the country and our membership includes use of the recently relayed track at Ravenscraig and the strength and conditioning equipment in our clubhouse. And of course we’re not all about the training. We all love to relax and have a bit of fun – just ask anyone in the club about the dancing coaches in zebra onesies at the Prizegiving!
A parochial lunatic asylum stood on an adjacent site to the west. Greenock original poorhouse site, The Smithston Poorhouse By the s, the poorhouse was in such a state of decay that in , the parochial board began construction of a new institution for inmates at a site on the Inverkip Road to the west of Greenock. Greenock asylum and poorhouse foundation stone, The building’s construction was described in an report in The Builder:
The largest passenger ship to visit the Clyde during was Cunard’s QUEEN MARY 2, making her second visit to Greenock. Once again, she was on a cruise around the British Isles, and had started at Southampton, visiting Cherbourg, Cobh and Liverpool on the way.
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Yachting Trophy and Marks This image shows the elaborate inscription plate on John Heron’s trophy for the Northern Yacht Club along with the marks that appear on the base. Toddy Ladle by John Heron Silver toddy ladle with a fiddle and shell pattern engraved with the initial ‘S’. Oval bowl with drop heel.
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Name[ edit ] The name of the town has had various spellings over time. Old Presbyterial records used Grenok, a common spelling until it was changed to Greenock around The origin of the name is unknown, suggested sources have included the Common Brittonic “Graenag”, a gravelly or sandy place which accurately describes the foreshore before the docks and piers were constructed, or Gaelic meaning a sunny place, which Grenockians have thought an improbable description.
It has also been suggested that “Grian cnoc” or sunny hill could refer to the hill on which the castle and mansion house stood, but this has not found much support. This has been generally dismissed as imaginative folk etymology , but the image has frequently been used as an emblem or logo, carved on public buildings, used on banners and badges,  and was once emblazoned on the local Co-operative Society emblem.
The town’s modern indoor shopping centre is called The Oak Mall and uses a green tree as its logo. The name is also recalled in a local song The Green Oak Tree.
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Up to A parliamentary report of listed parish workhouses in operation at West Dean with accommodation for up to 18 inmates , Eastbourne 50 , and Wilmington 8. An Eastbourne Gilbert Union was formed in about In , the Eastbourne Guardians established a workhouse on Church Street in rented premises that had been built as a barracks during the Napoleonic war. Seaford’s parish workhouse was located on Blatchington Road on the site of the medieaval leper hospital of St John’s.
The master and his assistant resided in Twyne House and Twyne Cottage, while the inmates lived in a long building in the yard behind, now occupied by St James’ Trust. Twyne Cottage left and Twyne House,
Greenock, Renfrewshire [Bibliography] The Captain Street Poorhouse. From around , the parish of Greenock operated a poorhouse in a building at the north side of Wellington Street, between Duncan Street and Captain Street.
In a dramatic statement of confidence in what was once thought a dying industry, billionaire Jim McColl has mooted a take-over of Britain’s largest dry dock “to make big boats”. The entrepreneur has already scouted the ft-long Inchgreen dock in Greenock as he looks to expand capacity beyond the Ferguson Marine, the smaller yard at nearby Port Glasgow which he saved from bankruptcy last year. To lose so much of an important industry seems economically suicidal Mr McColl said that just nine months after rescuing Ferguson, he was already getting “requests” to build ships bigger than those his yard can currently handle.
He stressed that he was looking at building a “broader range of ships” than the ferries that Ferguson has focused on in recent years, including military vessels and ocean-going commercial carriers. His interest in Inchgreen — which has just been put on the market for a lease by its owners Peel Ports — comes after BAE Systems signalled that it would keep its yard at Govan in Glasgow. We are getting in the position to build four ships a year, six at a push.
That is the size of a ferry that would go from, say, Edinburgh to Zeebrugge, an ocean-going ship. Govan would have been a good site to look at, if the yard had been vacant. It is a fantastic, fabulous facility, one of the biggest in Europe. It still has its heavy cranes but, of course, would need investment. He raised the possibility of leasing it for short periods if Ferguson won orders for ships just a bit too big for its current yard.
The Inverclyde dock, was part of Scott Lithgow, the Greenock shipbuilding giant which also eventually owned Ferguson Marine. It is currently rarely used, leased for brief periods to carry out repairs.
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These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Margaret and Nicola McDonough were found seriously injured at a hotel in Greenock in May A woman has admitted threatening a mother and daughter who both died days later in what is believed to have been a suicide pact. Linsey Cotton said if the women did not give her money they would go to prison for 20 years. Cotton pled guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to fraud and to threatening the two women before their deaths.
Sentence was deferred until next month. Cotton had set up an online dating profile under the name of Stephanie Wilson, and used the alter ego to make contact with Margaret McDonough’s son Michael before beginning an online relationship with him in Cotton then claimed to know the fictitious “Stephanie” in order to get close to Michael’s family. Image caption Cotton has expressed her “remorse and shame” over what happened Michael was told he might be able to see Stephanie if they got engaged.
At the beginning of May , Cotton told Nicola and Margaret McDonough they had breached a confidentiality clause about Stephanie, blaming Nicola in particular.
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Kilmacolm village viewed from Rowantreehill. Remains of the 13th century Duchal Castle. Toponymy[ edit ] Kilmacolm is generally believed to take its name from the Scots Gaelic language, meaning cell or church of Columba, derived from the dedication of an ancient church to St. A Parish History, – , the then Minister of the Parish James Murray claims history would suggest the meeting took place at Glasgow, noting only that “as, on that occasion, [Columba] passed up the southern bank of the Clyde, he necessarily traversed a portion of Kilmacolm Parish.
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