Local History Downloads


The collection of the Watt Library contains many books, pamphlets, archives and other materials relating to the history and heritage of the inverclyde area. During the closure of the Watt Library for refurbishment the services it provided are now available at the Inverclyde Heritage Hub. The Library has been collecting material on local history since the 1840s and offers an unequalled range and depth of material for researchers of all kinds. Family history, local heritage, industrial history and social history are just some of the areas which are covered. In addition there is the record of area's history as recorded in the pages of local newspapers from 1800 onwards. 

On this page you can download copies of some of these original documents which offer interesting insights into Inverclyde's past, both social and industrial. 

These downloads are provided for the purposes of personal research. Copyrights are retained by Inverclyde Libraries / Inverclyde Council. If you want to post them on another website or use them commercially then please contact Inverclyde Libraries, Museum and Archives Service for permission. The Libraries, Museum and Archives Serivce can supply high resolution versions of these downloads.

Find out more about Local History at Inverclyde Libraries by using the link on the left.