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 1660s 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).
Noted statues and sculptures in Greenock include Gourock’s Girl On A Suitcase statue, Ginger The Horse sculpture, The Wood Nymph and James Watt statue.