Located in western Scotland you'll find Greenock - Inverclyde a former Burgh of Barony for the Inverclyde Council. The area is rich in history with its establishment prior to 1592.
A port town, its history included the Darien Scheme, an ill fated voyage to Panama, where it arrived in 1699 with most of the passengers extremely ill or already dead. By 1841 the Greenock Central RR station providing the fasted route from Glasgow to link up with Clyde Steamer activities.
In the past the economy was in shipbuilding, wool, and sugar refining, today's economic scene is totally different. Today Greenock offers employment in variety of electronics manufacturing plants as well as insurance, shipping importing and exporting, Call Centre businesses, and banking.
Transportation is easy in the area with the Container Terminal, and nine different railway stations. In fact, it's second to Glasgow as far as the stations in the area. It's also known for the 1. 2 mile railway tunnel, the longest in the area.
The local football team in the area plays with the Scottish Football League First Division and is known as the Greenock Morton Football Club, this team has been around since 1874. They also have a Rugby Union team, the Greenock Wanderer Rugby Football Club and also, Greenock Cricket Club offers cricket matches on a regular basis.
It's northern location offers visitors and habitants alike, long summer daylight hours and the area is known for it's rain and maritime climate. In fact, during the Summer Solstice on June 21st there is less than 6 hours of darkness. And of course, the opposite is true for Winter Solstice when there is only about 6 hours of light.
Greenock is a beautiful city with ancient architecture and a full time maritime port offering a variety of fresh seafood and far away delicacies.