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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 08/05/18

Above: MSC Meraviglia makes her maiden stop in Greenock, the largest ship to ever visit the town (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Thousands Of Cruise Ship Passengers From MSC Meraviglia Receive Warm Welcome In Inverclyde

Thousands of cruise ship passengers were given a warm Inverclyde welcome as they disembarked the biggest cruise ship ever to visit the area. Giant MSC Meraviglia made her maiden stop in Greenock yesterday with more than 5,000 guests and some 1,500 crew on board.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 6 May 2018


Arrival Of Biggest Cruise Ship To Visit The Clyde

MSC Meraviglia, the fifth largest cruise ship in the world, was at Greenock Ocean Terminal on Friday 4 May. The 171,598-tonne ship is the biggest cruise ship to come to the Clyde.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 4 May 2018


Consultation On Inverclyde Local Development Plan 2018

A public consultation is underway on an Inverclyde Council planning document setting out how and where investment and development can take place.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 1 May 2018


Owner Of Inchgreen Drydock Gives Campaigners His Personal Guarantee

The owner of Inverclyde's historic Inchgreen drydock has given campaigners a personal guarantee about the future of the site and plans to create many jobs there. John Whittaker, executive chairman of Peel Group, has made written assurances that the Greenock facility is vital to the company's plans. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 4 May 2018


Taste Tent Debut Set For Gourock Highland Games This Weekend

The 30 x 12m marquee will see the creation of a street food market, offering a delicious selection of food from vendors from Inverclyde and across the West Coast of Scotland. Local vendors confirmed include Three Sisters Bake, Jax Snax at the Marina, One Cove Road Cafe, Bay Ices, La Cinquecento Pasta and Pizzeria, DJ's, Foal Craft Soda, Nutcrafter Creamery, Betty May's Fudge, Chipstix in Scotland, Moonbow Bakery and A Spoonful of Sugar.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 30 April 2018



Above: Clydelink's contract for the Kilcreggan to Gourock route is to be terminated early after a series of disruptions (photo courtesy of BBC)


Kilcreggan To Gourock Ferry Contract Terminated Early

The contract for a troubled ferry service on the Clyde is to be terminated early after a series of disruptions.

Source: BBC - 4 May 2018


Launch Event In Gourock For Cycling And Walking Project

A new active travel partnership project encouraging cycling and walking was launched in Inverclyde with an event on Saturday 5 May.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 3 May 2018


Three Firms Fined After Wall Collapses At Inverclyde Building Site

Three companies have been fined after a workman suffered serious head and back injuries when a wall collapsed on top of him at an Inverclyde building site.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 3 May 2018



Above: Filming for BBC One Drama 'The Victim' continues in Gourock (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

Stars Film New TV Drama In Greenock

Filming for a major network TV drama starring Scottish actors John Hannah and Kelly MacDonald has resumed in Inverclyde Cast and crew involved in new BBC One drama 'The Victim' are back in town shooting scenes for the show, which is being made by STV Productions. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 4 May 2018


Nightclub Owners Ban Plastic Straws At Venue

Plastic straws are now barred from Inverclyde's biggest nightclub in a bid to cut down on harmful waste. The owners of Word Up in Greenock have stopped providing customers with them in a bid to become more environmentally-friendly. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 5 May 2018


'Surgery Day' Launched To Support Inverclyde's Voluntary Groups

CVS Inverclyde is improving its support to local voluntary sector organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises, by consolidating both its own and external advice provision into a single day of free surgeries each month.

Source: CVS Inverclyde - 3 May 2018



Above: Projects are being considered for the former McLean's Yard in Cove Road, Gourock (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Decision On Former Boatyard Delayed

A decision on how to redevelop an old Gourock boatyard has been delayed. Three projects were put forward in a bid to make use of the former McLean's Yard in Cove Road.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 6 May 2018


Restaurant Owners To Bring New Jobs To Town

Restaurant owners say they can now move on with their expansion plans and create more than 20 new jobs in the town. Business partners Billy Bateman and Thomas McKendry, who own The Exchange, have been given the green light to extend the premises after an appeal paid off.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 6 May 2018


Champion Boxer Is Top Guest At Charity Dinner Sponsored By PG Paper

Greenock-based company PG Paper is again the main sponsor of the prestigious Action for Children sports dinner which this year boasts world champion boxer David Haye as its special guest.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 3 May 2018



Above: Shift Manager Julie Alexander and staff at The James Watt pub shortlisted for National Pub Awards 2018 (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


James Watt Bar Staff In Running To Be Named Britain's Pub Of The Year

A pub in Greenock is raising the bar after being named the best in Inverclyde and landing a place in the UK finals. Staff at The James Watt are toasting success in The National Pub & Bar Awards 2018.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 2 May 2018


Future Of The Two Poundworld Stores In Inverclyde Uncertain

The future of the two Poundworld stores in Inverclyde is uncertain as owners draw up plans to close more than a quarter of stores. It is understood that Poundworld is expected to announce proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in the coming weeks.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 4 May 2018


Video: Watch As Waverley Set For Summer Season

The world famous Waverley has returned to Greenock to be made ready for her busy summer season. The globe’s last sea-going paddle steamer is currently in dry dock for annual maintenance to ensure she is shipshape for all her guests.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 1 May 2018



Above: A change-of-use proposal is being conisdered for Murray's the Greengrocer (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Beauty Salon Proposal For Port Glasgow Town Centre

An application has been made to turn a Port Glasgow town centre shop into a beauty salon. The change-of-use proposal is for Murray's the Greengrocer at 22 Princes Street.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 4 May 2018



Above: Volunteer Bryan Watson assesses the damage at Belville Community Gardens (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Vandals Torch Community Garden

Mindless vandals have deliberately torched an area of a popular community garden in Greenock. Yobs destroyed a new raised bed at the Belville Community Garden which has been built for local residents to use as a vegetable plot. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 5 May 2018



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Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 30 April 2018


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Published: 8 May 2018