Greenock’s geography was both a blessing and a curse. Its location on the Firth of Clyde made it a major port and shipbuilding centre. The first harbour was constructed in 1711, Scotts shipbuilders were established one year later and Greenock prospered from the Atlantic trade (and slave economies) of sugar and tobacco. But the town’s […]

Council Housing in Greenock, Part I to 1918: the ‘Unhealthiest Town in Scotland’ — Municipal Dreams