From tiny acorns, mighty oaks do grow…
Look back in time and learn about the humble beginnings of the area of Inverclyde.
Learn more about Inverclyde
Find out how our coastal villages became towns and embraced the changing fortunes of the then British Empire.
Ours is an area rich in the history of the Scottish people and the wider west coast of Scotland and beyond.
Our past & present
Unlock your family history
Discover your roots
Do your ancestors come from Inverclyde? Many Scots emigrated throughout the years to North America, Canada and the rest of the world. And many of them left on ships from Greenock. Unlock your family history with the help of local archive specialists. Or visit our famous Watt Library and get lost in our amazing collections of historical documents
Remembering our past
Historically the towns of Inverclyde were built on the international trading of sugar and tobacco therefore there is a direct link to the slave trade prior to 1843.