Inverclyde Business Round-Up 04/12/2017


Final Curtain For Old Greenock Theatre As Demolition Plan Drawn Up

The former Greenock Arts Guild Theatre is due to be demolished early next year.

Source - Inverclyde Now - 1st December 


New Home for Christmas Scheme Launched 

The new retirement housing initiative in Greenock has proven to be a success with 14 new residents moving into Broomhill Court in the last month.

Source - River Clyde Homes - 1st December 


Cable Problem Means Delay In Port Glasgow Town Centre Road Re-Opening

The completion of a key Port Glasgow project has been delayed after contractors discovered power cables closer to the surface than expected.

Source -Inverclyde Council - 1st December


Recognition For Inverclyde Learning Project At National Awards

A partnership between local secondary schools and Inverclyde Council has been recognised at the prestigious Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Awards.

Source - Inverclyde Council - 1st December


Flats Plan For Empty Port Glasgow Hall

An application has been lodged asking for consent to convert the upper floor at 19 King Street into two flats in Port Glasgow town centre.

Source - Inverclyde Now - 1st December 


League Table Success For St Columba's School, Kilmacolm

St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, has been ranked fourth in the Sunday Times league table of top Scottish independent secondary schools in 2017, and second in the West of Scotland.

Source - Inverclyde Now - 30th November


Ri launches Taste Inverclyde alongside Scotland Food and Drink 

Riverside Inverclyde (ri) launched its plans for Taste Inverclyde, a platform built to promote independent restaurants, cafés, bars, food and drink production and food tourism across Inverclyde, on Tuesday 28 November. 

Source - Riverside Inverclyde - 29th November 


Planning Department In Favour Of Co-op Store At Old Wemyss Bay Hotel Site 

Plans for a new Co-op supermarket in Wemyss Bay look set to progress after for planning officials gave the development the green light. 

Source - Greenock Telegraph - 1st December 


Greenock actor Martin Compston designs Beatson bauble for Christmas

Greenock TV star Martin Compston has joined other celebrities in a pre-Christmas push to raise vital funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity. 

Source - Greenock Telegraph - 29th November 


Greenock Children's Home in Running for Double Award

Care workers from a highly-praised Greenock home have given a moving insight into the difference it is making to the young people who live there. 

Source - Greenock Telegraph - 28th November 


New Online Service Helps Get People Moving in Inverclyde 

River Clyde Homes has teamed up with Inverclyde Council to launch a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to rent or buy a home in the Inverclyde area.

Source - Scottish Housing News - 28th November


2017 Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards Launched

The Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards 2017 are underway and will culminate with the glittering awards dinner which will take place in Greenock Town Hall on Friday 9 March 2018. 

Source - Inverclyde Now - 28th November 


Arts Project To Help Shape Future Of Six Greenock Areas

Rig Arts will be working with communities in the Strone, Leven Road, Aberfoyle Road, Maukinhill, Pennyfern and Bow Road areas developing activities to determine the needs and aspirations of local people. 

Source - Inverclyde Now - 27th November


Black Friday Fun at Amazon 

The team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Gourock celebrated Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a number of fun activities, including a DJ playing hot hits at the local site. 

Source - Inverclyde Now - 27th November 


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Published: 4 December 2017