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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 03/12/18


Above: Redevelopment of the Ravenscraig Hospital site in Greenock is set to start May 2019


Developers Hope To Start Work On Housing At Ravenscraig Hospital In May 2019

Redevelopment of the Ravenscraig Hospital site in Greenock is the 'highest priority' housing project in Inverclyde over the next five years.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 1 December 2018


M&J Builder Merchants Apply To Use Former BT Site

M&J Builders Merchants want to use a large vacant site in Greenock for storage and distribution. Their application is for the former BT telephone engineering centre land at Regent Street.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 November 2018



Above: £5m fleet of new McGill's Buses


Several Inverclyde Routes Could Benefit From A £5m Fleet Of New McGill's Buses

 Several Inverclyde bus routes could benefit from a £5m fleet of new McGill's buses - but only if there is urgent action to tackle parking and congestion.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 27 November 2018


A Gourock High School Has Been Ranked Among The Top 50 Secondaries In Scotland

Clydeview Academy has made it onto the list of best-performing state-funded institutions at number 33. The league table is based on pupils' performance in exams.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 29 November 2018


Above: Anna and the Apocalypse Zombie Musical made in Inverclyde Release


Big Screen Release For Christmas Zombie Musical Filmed In Inverclyde

A zombie musical Christmas movie made in Inverclyde is released in cinemas this week. Anna and the Apocalypse, starring Ella Hunt, will be shown from Friday 30th November around the country. The film has scored 86 per cent so far on reviews aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 29 November 2018


Know Your Consumer Rights

Over half of consumers don’t know they have fewer rights when buying from a private seller, compared to business purchases. Residents in Inverclyde are being encouraged to be aware of their rights when buying online in the run up to Christmas.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 29 November 2018



Above: It was a case of 'now or never' for three Inverclyde mums who took a leap of faith to set up their own beauty business


Three Inverclyde Mums Took A Leap Of Faith To Set Up Their Own Beauty Business

After leaving college and building up their experience at different salons, the trio have finally made their dream a reality by opening up their first salon 'Infinity' in West Blackhall Street.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 27 November 2018


A Pioneering £178,000 Project Has Been Launched In Greenock

A project to help people's community dreams come true has been launched in Greenock. Active8 Our Place is an aspiring community funds project, aimed at helping people living in the south west area of the town to help themselves.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 1 December 2018


Above: Future Skills officers promoting the service at Tesco in Greenock


Inverclyde Residents Can Get A Total Money Makeover

Future Skills Inverclyde has launched Total Money Makeover, a new budgeting service for residents of Inverclyde. Advice is tailored to individual needs, regardless of income.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 26 November 2018


Kind School Kids Give Up Their Favourite Treats To Donate Them To The Inverclyde Foodbank

Kind schoolkids have given up their favourite play-time treats to donate them to the Inverclyde Foodbank. Youngsters from St Patrick's and King's Oak primary schools joined forces with Tesco to take part in a food swap.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 30 November 2018


Above: A Butcher from Wemyss Bay remains chieftain o' the pudding race after claiming a coveted haggis award for the Fourth consecutive year


Wemyss Bay Butcher Claims A Coveted Haggis Award For The FOURTH Consecutive Year

Nigel Ovens, of Mearns T McCaskie, claimed the sought-after 'People's Choice' prize at the Oban Winter Festival on Sunday and also received the 'Golden Haggis' trophy, the recipient of which is determined by leading food industry judges.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 1 December 2018


Quiet Evening Launching At Greenock Softplay Centre

Greenock softplay centre, Kids-R-Us, is starting a quiet evening for families living with disabilities, fortnightly on Tuesdays (from 4 December) from 5 to 7pm. Music and lighting will be kept to a minimum.

Source: Kids-R-Us - 30 November 2018


Whinhill Golfers Donate To Provost's Fund

Whinhill Golf Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to Inverclyde Provost’s Fund raised from the running of the annual Jimmy Lang Memorial charity gents' greensome open competition.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 30 November 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 26/11/18

Bespoke Furniture Specialists, Golden Oak Restoration, Choose Greenock For New Ventureand 16 others.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 26 November 2018


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Published: 3rd December 2018