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Shipbuilding - Shipbreaking Localities of Scotland: Ayr, Greenock, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Govan, Dumbarton, Ardrossan, Clydebank, River Cart Source Wikipedia

Shipbuilding - Shipbreaking Localities of Scotland: Ayr, Greenock, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Govan, Dumbarton, Ardrossan, Clydebank, River Cart

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781155642499
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38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Ayr, Greenock, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Govan, Dumbarton, Ardrossan, Clydebank, River Cart, Renfrew,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Ayr, Greenock, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Govan, Dumbarton, Ardrossan, Clydebank, River Cart, Renfrew, Port Glasgow, Cairnryan, Rosyth Dockyard, The Bowler and the Bunnet, Faslane. Excerpt: Greenock ( )- Scottish Gaelic: , pronounced ) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area, and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east. Greenocks population was recorded as being 45,467 in the 2001 census, a decrease from about 78,000 in 1966. It lies on the south bank of the Clyde at the Tail of the Bank where the River Clyde expands into the Firth of Clyde. The origin of the towns name is uncertain. It is generally accepted, however, that the town is named after the Gaelic Grianaig meaning a sunny place. The suggestion that the towns name comes from the words Green Oak is folk etymology, but the image has been taken as a logo for the towns main shopping centre, The Oak Mall and was once emblazoned on the local Co-operative Society emblem. The myth that Greenock derives from Green Oak is also perpetrated in a local song (The Green Oak Tree) and in the fact that the local dialect makes virtually no distinction between the syllables -ock and -oak. Significantly, no green oak appears on the towns coat of arms which features three sugar caskets, a sailing ship in full sail and three herring above the motto Amidst The Twilight. You can also wonder if the name comes from the Scottish surname Knox, derived from Knoc. Greenock is located in the vicinity of which the Knox clan had inhabited. The area on which Greenock was founded included two estates: Cartsburn and Easter Greenock and Wester Greenock. Cartsburn and Easter Greenock had existed a...