Difference between revisions of "Greenock"

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(heh, thnx for reminding me what a load of garbage you and your sox have written here, AuldNick. More deletions to come.)
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'''Greenock''' is a town and former burgh at the mouth of the [[River Clyde]] in [[Inverclyde]], [[Scotland]]. Formerly a shipbuilding town it has been in decline for a number of years.
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'''Greenock''' is a town and former burgh at the mouth of the [[River Clyde]] in [[Inverclyde]], [[Scotland]]. The name derives from the [[Gaelic]] ''grian-aig'' ("sunny bay").
  
Famous sons of Greenock include [[James Watt]] the inventor of steam and founder of [[James Watt College]] and the notorious pirate Captain John Kidd. Inhabitants of Greenock (nickname: Soap Dodge City) are known as Greenockians and are noted for their love of fine wines. Greenockian women are renowned throughout [[Scotland]] for their comeliness, charm and wit. Greenock has the most churches per head of population in Scotland. The town is the headquarters of Inverclyde Council which for ten years has had a [[Communist]] majority.
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Famous sons of Greenock include engineer [[James Watt]] - the James Watt Memorial College is located on the site of his birth - and pirate William "Captain" Kidd.  
  
The name derives from 'Green Nook' and refers to the verdant location which is still preserved in the town's many parks and gardens.
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Greenock is twinned with Veulettes in [[France]].
 
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Greenock is twinned with Beaubague in [[France]].
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[[Category:Scottish Towns and Cities]]

Revision as of 11:26, 5 March 2008

Greenock is a town and former burgh at the mouth of the River Clyde in Inverclyde, Scotland. The name derives from the Gaelic grian-aig ("sunny bay").

Famous sons of Greenock include engineer James Watt - the James Watt Memorial College is located on the site of his birth - and pirate William "Captain" Kidd.

Greenock is twinned with Veulettes in France.