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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 08/04/19

Above: The Greenock Ocean Terminal Approved by Inverclyde Council

‘Iconic’ Cruise Visitor Plans Approved By Inverclyde Council Planning Board

The Greenock Ocean Terminal project to create a visitor centre and berthing facility is expected to cost £14.7m as part of the £1bn Glasgow City Region City Deal which is funded equally by the Scottish and UK governments.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 3 April 2019


Work On New Inverkip Power Station Village Expected To Take 15 Years

More information has been revealed about the proposed creation of an 'urban village' at the Inverkip Power Station site in documents submitted to Inverclyde planners.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 2 April 2019


Morton Chairman Says £2.5m Debt Will Be Written Off

Morton chairman Crawford Rae says the club will not pass on parent company Golden Casket’s £2.5m debt to new potential owners.

Rae told supporters last night at a Q and A session that the Ton’s current debt to its parent company would essentially be written off.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 1 April 2019


Above: Diodes Incorporated Completes Acquisition of Texas Instruments

Diodes Incorporated Completes Acquisition of Texas Instruments Greenock Fab

As previously announced, Diodes will integrate the Greenock facility and fab operations, including the transfer of all GFAB employees to Diodes.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 1 April 2019


New Wind Farm Plan For Inverclyde Countryside 

A second wind farm in the countryside is being proposed. Gryffe Wind Farm at High Mathernock Farm and Priestside Farm, Auchentiber Road, near upper Port Glasgow would have seven turbines, in addition to three turbines already operating there. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 4 April 2019


Traffic Light Sequence At Busy Junction To Be Upgraded To Improve Traffic Flow.

Scotland Transerv are introducing new linked technology through GPS to improve the flow and detection at the signals at Brymner Street, Cathcart Street, Virginia Street and Dellingburn Street. A further upgrade will be also carried out further along the A8.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 6 April 2019


Above: Refurbishment works to begin at Boglestone Community Centre

Boglestone Community Centre To Undergo Refurbishment

Inverclyde Leisure has announced that refurbishment works will begin on Monday 8th April with the Centre likely to reopen in July 2019.

Source: Inverclyde Leisure - 4 April 2019


Inverclyde Council Hits Out At DWP For 'Blocking Free School Meals Plan'

Officials in a Scots council where one in four youngsters live in poverty have accused Whitehall of blocking attempts to automatically hand needy children free school meals and uniform grants.

Source: The Herald - 1 April 2019


Nicolson's Bar And Kitchen Opens In Greenock

New jobs have been served up in Greenock as a well-known publican is back in business. Born and bred Greenockian, Tommy Frizzel, says it is a dream come true to open Nicholson's in Bruce Street, on the site of the Old Argyll and Sutherland Bar.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 1 April 2019


College Celebrate Success Of Programme For Young People With Learning Difficulties

West College Scotland hosted an innovative employment conference for young people with learning difficulties and people on the autistic spectrum at its Greenock Waterfront Campus.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 2 April 2019


Above: New Restaurant and Takeaway for Port Glasgow

New Indian Restaurant For Port Glasgow Town Centre

Councillors voted six votes to four to approve an Indian restaurant and takeaway at the former Aulds the Bakers shop at Princes Street in Port Glasgow. The eatery will have 34 seats and be open from 2pm to 11pm, Monday to Saturday and 4pm to 11pm on Sundays.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 5 April 2019


Greenock Pub And Lounge Is Up For Sale

The premises at Barrs Cottage, formerly The Overdraught, will go under the hammer at an auction in Glasgow at the end of the month. It has a guide price of £79,000.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 4 April 2019


New Biomass Boiler Building Arrives At Gourock Flats

A new building to house a communal biomass boiler for River Clyde Homes was lifted into place at Eastern View flats in Gourock.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 4 April 2019


Inverclyde School Wins £1,000 At First Incredible Innovations Competition 

Organised by DYW West, West College Scotland and Morrison Construction, the competition offered pupils from across the west of Scotland the opportunity to showcase their talents by pitching ideas to a judges panel with a team from Notre Dame High School winning.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 3 April 2019


Above: Port Glasgow's PS Comet Replica Required Urgent Repairs

£50k Repairs For Comet

Urgent repairs worth £50,000 will be carried out on the famous PS Comet replica in Port Glasgow - but a 'significant' amount of money is needed to secure its long-term future.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 5 April 2019


Crimson Kite Consultancy - Short Training Workshops Survey

In partnership with Riverside Inverclyde, Crimson Kite is planning to deliver a range of training workshops within the Inverclyde area that suit both the needs and budgets of local businesses. This 2 minute survey will help ensure the right courses are offered to meet demand.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 4 April 2019


Kayos Need Your Help To Take The Show On The Road To The Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Talented young performers from Kayos Youth Theatre have launched a crowd-funding bid to take their latest show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.  

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 5 April 2019


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 01/04/19

Massive £35m Port Glasgow Housing Plan Moving Forward and 21 others...

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 25 March 2019





Creative Scotland Event - Public Consultation For West Blackhall Street - Thursday 11 April 2019 - Oak Mall Greenock


Inverclyde residents are being given the chance to have their say on plans to transform West Blackhall Street at a public consultation in the Oak Mall, Greenock on Thursday 11 April from 12noon until 5.30pm.




Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Saturday 13 April 2019 - Greenock Town Hall

Dean Saunders will be the star attraction at this year's Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Sponsored by PG Paper - with presenter Peter Martin compering the even. A table of ten is priced at £450, with all cash raised going towards youth development at the club.



Lead With WES - Women's Leadership 6 Month Course - 24 April 2019 - Ladyburn Business Centre

This six-month programme – led by WES in partnership with Ri – launches on 24 April 2019 and consists of four workshops spread out between April and September 2019, interspersed with online content and support.


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Published: 8 April 2019