Public Art In Greenock
Greenock is a town that lies on the south bank of the River Clyde in the west central Lowlands of
Scotland. The town is thought to have been named after the Gaelic word "Grianaig" meaning a sunny place but local
myth would have you believe 'Greenock' derives from 'Green Oak' despite no green oak appearing on the town's coat
of arms. During the 1660's the town was established as a port and prospered due to the sugar trade. Greenock's most
well known son is engineer James Watt (19th January, 1736 – 25th, August 1819).