Post Office Directories


For most of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the Post Office published a directory for Greenock. These directories were published annually and contained names and addresses, professions and many other interesting pieces of local information. The later directories also include information on Gourock.

These directories are now an invaluable source for those researching local and family history. Hitherto the only way to access the directories was to visit the Watt Library in person but now the directories have been digitized by the National Library of Scotland and have been made available as free downloads online enabling genealogists and other researchers to download the directories year by year. The directories on our website cover the years 1783 to 1912.