A Quick Tour of Inverclyde

Inverclyde is one of Scotland's smallest council areas, with spectacular views and scenery, fabulous sporting and leisure opportunities and excellent transport links to Glasgow and the rest of Scotland.

We are fortunate in being one of the most attractive places in Scotland to live and work, with 61 square miles stretching along the south bank of the magnificent estuary of the River Clyde. Further along, the river opens up into the Firth of Clyde, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

Inverclyde's main towns:Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock sit on the coastal strip. Our heritage, steeped in centuries of maritime and industrial history sits comfortably with a revitalised, modern economy of electronics, financial services and tourism. The transformation has been remarkable by any standards. Inverclyde boasts not only major improvements to the physical environment but an enviable track record in attracting new industries and development.

The towns provide a marked contrast to the small coastal settlements of Inverkip and Wemyss Bay to the south west of the area, and except for the picturesque rural villages of Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village, the landward areas are sparsely populated offering a further contrast.

Page last updated: 31 March 2015