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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 15/10/18

Above: Striking new design for Ardgowan Distillery, by Michael Laird Architects


Ardgowan Distillery Unveils Ambitious Plans for Inverclyde Distillery

Ardgowan Distillery has revealed ambitious designs for their new £12 million distillery which is being built on the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, 30 miles west of Glasgow.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 14 October 2018


Sugar Boat Shipwreck - The River Clyde's Unlikely Landmark

 For more than 40 years its rusting hulk has risen, whale-like, from the waters of the River Clyde. But what is the story of the "Sugar Boat"?

Source: BBC News - 14 October 2018


New Lease of Life for 138 Year Old Sugar Tycoon Fountain

An historic drinking fountain gifted by one half of the world famous Tate and Lyle partnership is set to be brought back to life.  Inverclyde Council has unveiled proposals to restore the Lyle Fountain in Greenock as part of its £1.9million regeneration plan for the town centre.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 8 October 2018


Above: Scotland's Boat Show launched Friday 12th October 2018


Thousands Descend on Inverkip For One of The Biggest Maritime Events in The UK 

Scotland’s Boat Show 2018 was held at Kip Marina over the weekend, with visitors enjoying a packed programme.  With several pavilions showcasing the best in Scottish food and drink, cooking, arts and crafts, and promoting the Inverclyde offer to the huge crowds who attend from all over the country and further afield.

 Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13th October 2018


New Learning Centre Officially Opened

Inverclyde Council’s new £3.4million nursery has been officially opened.  The 100 pupil Glenpark Early Learning Centre in Greenock has been built on part of the former Greenock Academy site replacing the previous ‘west end’ facility at Kelly Street Nursery and St Mary’s Primary.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 8th October 2018


Traffic Lights Being Proposed Instead of Roundabout at A78 Inverkip Junction

Plans for a roundabout on the A78 at the north entrance to Inverkip look set to be scrapped in favour of traffic lights. Other changes to the long-awaited road improvements include traffic lights at Kip Marina and a roundabout further south on the A78. They are revealed in a report to Inverclyde councillors.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 12th October 2018


Brexit Business Toolkit Launched by Scottish Enterprise

How can you prepare your business for the UK's departure from the EU? Read this 15-point checklist…

Source: Scottish Enterprise - 10 October 2018



Above: From left, councillor David Wilcon, Steven Gray, from contractor Landscapes and Contracts (L&C), councillors Michael McCormick, Drew McKenzie and Stephen McCabe.


 Port Glasgow Paves the Way

Work to replace and improve the road and pavements at the heart of Port Glasgow is underway. The £335,000 scheme is part of Inverclyde Council’s £2.5million towns and villages investment and will help to transform the town centre.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 8 October 2018


Jillian is The New Chair of The Board

Following River Clyde Homes’ Annual General Meeting, Jillian Moffat has been appointed Chair of the Board following the retirement of Albert Henderson MBE, who had held the position since 2015.

Source: Riverclyde Homes - 3 October 2018


An Historic Local Church in £250,000 Revamp Bid

An historic local church is taking on a towering task as it gets set to mark a memorable milestone with a £250,000 revamp.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 October 2018


Above: Enchanted Forest Nurseries have been part of collective effort to support Children in Poverty Inverclyde. 


An Inverclyde children's charity has benefited from a Massive Fundraising Campaign by Local Nurseries

An Inverclyde children's charity has benefited from a massive fundraising campaign by local nurseries.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 October 2018


Young Woman Takes Step Ahead in Her Career Thanks to a Pioneering Training Schemes

A young woman has taken a step ahead in her career thanks to a pioneering training scheme. Erin Lindsay, who is autistic, has landed a job at Glenfield Care Home in Bedford Street in Greenock.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 October 2018


Above: Launch of free wills at Ardgowan Hospice..

Lawyers to Help One of Inverclyde's Most Popular Charities

Local lawyers are showing a bit of will-power to help one of Inverclyde’s favourite charities. People who make wills during October with a choice of five Inverclyde solicitors' offices will not be charged for the service.

Source: Greenock Telegraph 10 October 2018


Hidden Heroes of Ardgowan Hospice are Being Recognised for Their Tireless Work

Hidden heroes who work behind the scenes to keep Ardgowan Hospice running are being recognised for their tireless work.

 Source: Taste Inverclyde - 11 October 2018


Greenock Opticians Supports Campaign to Help Visually Impaired People

Reid MacKellar spotted the Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign to produce Ramble Tag, an armband with a handle attached.  The family-run West Blackhall Street business was so impressed that they have donated £500.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 October 2018


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Published: 15th October 2018