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  Gourock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gourock (Guireag in Scottish Gaelic which means pimple shaped or rounded hill in reference to the many hills surrounding the area,) is a burgh in Inverclyde, Scotland.
Gourock began as a small fishing village in the traditional county of Renfrewshire.
The Gourock Burn runs down to the west side of the park, and the Scout Hall of the 1st Gourock and 6th Renfrewshire Scout Troop, known as Colonel Darroch's Own, is on that side of the park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gourock   (289 words)

 Historical perspective for Gourock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The greater portion of Gourock proper is a continuous, well-built terrace-line, fully ½ milelong, and standing on nearly a dead level close to the beach; but a considerable portion consists of short streets and separate houses on the face of the brae behind.
Gourock, indeed, has so neat and cheerful an aspect, such snug and comfortable houses, such capital bathing-grounds, such ample facilities of communication both by land and by water, and so prompt and full a supply of the genera; conveniences and comforts of life, as well to merit the character of a first-class watering-place.
The quoad sacra parish of Gourock, constituted in 1857, is in the presbytery of Greenock and synod of Glasgow and Ayr.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/towns/townhistory339.html   (1133 words)

 GourockWeb, Kempock Street - Gourock, Inverclyde
From the foregoing it will be gathered that Gourock Bay was regarded as an excellent anchorage, and it would seem that for centuries it had proved a refuge in stormy weather to Danish ships of war as well as native merchantmen.
By 1694 it had grown enough for the lands of Gourock to be incorporated into a free barony, and Gourock was created a burgh of barony.
If Gourock was not to become an industrial town, there was no doubt about its popularity as a watering place a little more than a century ago.
www.gourockweb.com   (1062 words)

 Gourock town map - Ronald P A Smith Street Plans
The town, established as a burgh of barony in 1695 and as a 'police' burgh in 1858, is perhaps best known as a ferry port with vehicular ferries to Dunoon and Hunter's Quay (the latter from some two miles west of the centre of town), and passenger ferries to Kilcreggan and Helensburgh.
Gourock's excellence as a place to live is reflected in the considerable amount of private house-building who has extended the built-up area quite some distance to the west.
Towards the town centre is the Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool, one of very few such heated pools left in Scotland and which still has an enthusiastic patronage.
www.rpasmith.co.uk /gourock.htm   (786 words)

 GOUROCK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
image, seen from the west Gourock is a burgh in Inverclyde, Scotland.
image at Gourock pierhead Gourock began as a small fishing village.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/go/Gourock.htm   (191 words)

 Gourock Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
In the early 1600s it existed as a linear village on the road running along the coast west from Greenock to Cloch Point, which was the embarkation point for the ferry to Dunoon.
Less exclusive is Gourock's outdoor swimming pool, one of the last remaining in Scotland, which is found on the west side of Kempock Point.
The major air base at Prestwick, the centre for commando training at Inveraray, the terminal point for Atlantic convoys at the Tail of the Bank and of course the Gare Loch, the major British military port of the Second World War, were all of vital significance to the Allied cause.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /gourock/gourock   (766 words)

 Gourock, The Clyde Valley Web Site, Scotland - Scottish History
Gourock is located on the end of the bank where the River Clyde meets the sea, and is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Inverclyde district of The Clyde Valley.
Gourock is home to two tributes to the days when sailing ships and steamboats frequented the Firth of Clyde.
Gourock is home to an esplanade, a park, and, despite Scotland's reputation for cold and wet weather, Gourock even boasts an outdoor swimming pool!
www.clyde-valley.com /gourock   (357 words)

 About Winchline.com :: 800 275-3809 ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When synthetic winchlines emerged as the newest safety milestone for the offroader, Gourock was there as the manufacturer and supplier to the first North American retail suppliers.
Gourock has been in business since 1736 making ropes, netting and sails for the maritime industry.
Gourock set the standard in those days for quality, by standardizing five stitches per inch demanded by a quality sail.
www.winchline.com /about.htm   (340 words)

 Glasgow University Archive Services - Collections - Summary Catalogue - Records of Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, rope ...
In 1797 it merged with the Gourock Ropework Co (founded 1777) to form the Gourock Ropework Co. The company enjoyed a world-wide reputation in the manufacture of ropes, canvas and sailcloth.
The firm was incorporated as the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd in 1903 through the amalgamation of the Gourock Ropeworks Co and New Lanark Mills.
The Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd became part of Bridon Ropes Ltd in 1970 when it was taken over by Bridon Fibres and Plastics Ltd. The works at Port Glasgow closed in 1976.
www.archives.gla.ac.uk /collects/catalog/ugd/001-050/ugd042-pfv.html   (1384 words)

 2nd Gourock BB Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 2nd Gourock was founded on the 1st March 1898 by Captain John Stewart and is associated with St John's Church Gourock.
The following week we played at Gourock in the Summer Cup but were unable to retain the trophy finishing 2nd to 1st Kilmacolm after a playoff with 3rd Greenock.
Not a good day for both Gourock teams as they finished 5th and 6th, with the only highlight of the afternoon being a win against the 3rd.
2gourock.boys-brigade.org.uk /home.html   (514 words)

According to the program in 1942 the body of a long-necked creature with large teeth came ashore at Gourock on the River Clyde in Scotland.
She was interested in the story, however, and was kind enough to place an ad in the Gourock paper soliciting information.
Gourock is on the Firth of Clyde, which is an arm of the sea, at least a mile wide at that point.
www.cryptozoology.com /forum/topic_view_thread.php?tid=5&pid=207643   (1473 words)

 Gourock Information Online - guide and directory for Gourock,Strathclyde,UK with tourist information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
If you live and work in Gourock, Send your news items to us; whether it is entertainment, sports, business or community related.
If you are looking for accommodation we have Gourock hotels and UK bed and breakfasts plus UK cottages and self catering holiday accomodation as well as directories for Camping and Caravan Parks.
Gourock Information Online is an independent site and is not affiliated with, or officially sponsored by any local authority or tourist information centre based in Gourock.
www.britinfo.net /index_Gourock.htm   (585 words)

 The Spinnaker Hotel - Gourock, Scotland - Sailing, Fishing and Diving
Royal Gourock Yacht Club, Ashton Road, Gourock’s first sailing club, was formed in 1893 and received ‘Royal’ status in 1908.
The King George V Challenge Cup, presented to the Club in 1920, is still a highlight of the racing season every August.
Inverkip Marina (01475 521 485), ten minutes from Gourock, is Scotland’s premier marina with 600 berths for up to 80’+, large yard and covered workshops, chandlery, charter and sales.
www.spinnakerhotel.co.uk /sailing.htm   (301 words)

 Glasgow University Archive Services - Collections - Summary Catalogue - Records of Gourock Ropes and Canvas Co Ltd, ...
Gourock Ropes and Canvas Ltd (rope makers and textile manufacturers: 1888-1999: Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland).
The Gourock Ropeworks Co, rope makers and textile manufacturers, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, created the wholly owned subsidiary Gourock Ropes and Canvas Ltd in 1888 to deal with overseas trade.
GB 0248 UGD 42/6/6 Records of Gourock Ropes and Canvas (Africa) Ltd.
www.archives.gla.ac.uk /collects/catalog/ugd/001-050/ugd042-6-7-pfv.html   (619 words)

After the match the players settled down to a fine meal served up by the hard working Ladies of Gourock and of course a few more alcoholic beverages were consumed.
President Raymond Bruce of Gourock announced the scores and declared the trophy was once again back at Barrhill Road.but before he did this he invited the members of both Clubs to observe a minute silence in respect of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in America.
President Twaddle congratulated Gourock on their victory and also he thanked the Bar staff and the ladies for the excellent meal.
gourockpark.homestead.com /untitled3.html   (512 words)

 Final Report: Options for the Ferry Services Between Gourock and Dunoon: page 5
Turning to Gourock, traffic coming from Glasgow must travel through Gourock to reach McInroy's Point, which is approximately two miles further away, so if cars use McInroy's Point rather than Gourock, this probably increases the flow of traffic through the centre of Gourock.
To reach Dunoon from Gourock by road rather than by ferry adds about an hour to the journey, and potentially two and a half hours in heavy summer traffic.
They are divided into berthing dues and traffic dues, the former being based on the number of calls and the latter on the number of passengers carried.
www.scotland.gov.uk /library2/doc15/fogd-05.asp   (2143 words)

 2nd Gourock BB Centenary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
That evening there was a dinner for everybody associated with the 2nd Gourock.
The ladders were followed by the vault which was performed by St John's Gymnastics Club, which is a mixture of boys from 2nd and 3rd Gourock companies.
Past Captain John Davidson gave a toast to the 2nd Gourock and after the "Entertainment" their was an Old Boy's Revue by past Captain John Law.
2gourock.boys-brigade.org.uk /centenary.htm   (560 words)

 Gourock Karate Club - History page
The town of Gourock lies on the River Clyde on the West Coast of Scotland.
Gourock have had many successes throughout the years including many Scottish Champions in individual and team events in the various disciplines of Shotokan Karate.
Several clubs representing various styles of Martial Arts have appeared locally during Gourock Karate Club's "reign" but none have lasted very long and no doubt a strong contributing factor to this has been the high standard and excellent reputation of the club.
homepage.ntlworld.com /davgil/history.htm   (937 words)

 Cycling Scotland Forum - Gourock to Leith C2C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On the outskirts of Edinburgh it joins the the Water of Leith walkway which is a dirt track and its a gentle downhill all the way to Leith (never cycled it but have walked and ran it).
Regarding the Gourock to Glasgow path, it has very many different characters, from Gourock to east of Greenock is basically a flat, well marked cycle path running alongside the road and the esplanade.
After Greenock it turns into hellish climbs (but then every climb is hellish to me) heading up through some housing estates towards the hills to the south, where it eventually turns into a narrow, twisty and quite steep dirt track.
www.cyclingscotland.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=75   (818 words)

 Gourock New Zealand wholesalers, clothing, recreational fishing, commercial fishing, fibre rope,marine products,textiles
Gourock New Zealand wholesalers, clothing, recreational fishing, commercial fishing, fibre rope,marine products,textiles
New Zealand is a division of Bridon New Zealand Ltd who are owned by International Group FKI Plc, Head Office, Halifax, U.K. Gourock
was originally established in the town of Gourock, Scotland in the eighteenth century, and supplied canvas for Bonny Prince Charlie.
www.gourock.co.nz   (224 words)

 Gourock Local Info on Undiscovered Scotland
Gourock lies on the south shore of the Firth of Clyde some three miles west of Greenock.
Both sides of the town climb towards the summit of Tower Hill, which commands extensive views over the Firth of Clyde to the mountains beyond.
It was demolished in 1747 and used as a quarry to build the nearby Gourock House: itself since demolished.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /gourock/gourock/info.html   (290 words)

Gourock, on the Firth of Clyde, is on the A770, about 25 miles west of Glasgow.
Wreck and scenic diving on the River Clyde aboard 10m purpose built dive vessel MV 'Clutha'.
Situated on the coastline in Gourock this pool offers the opportunity of swimming in heated salt...
www.activitypoint.co.uk /cgi-bin/list.cgi?r=gourock   (110 words)

 Knowhere Contacts UK: Gourock
If you are single and looking for other singles in Gourock for dating or just to chat, Knowhere's 2000 local message boards make it easy to get to know people in your area.
Elaine is still living in Gourock, she lives in St John's Road.
I heard that Scott was trying to sell his lease on the Cafe to someone that the main partners didn't agree with, the dolls were then thrown well and truly out of the pram and the doors were locked (by Scott I have been told).
www.knowhere.co.uk /board/kb427/threads.html?start=180   (4788 words)

Inverclyde coastal town on south bank of the Firth of Clyde, a notable ferry terminal.
Gourock hugs the coastline of the Firth of Clyde, directly across the water from a confluence of lochs joining the river and the mountains of the south-western Highlands.
Now a main ferry port for Dunoon and Kilcreggan, the character of the town still recalls its days as a day-trip destination for Glaswegians, with ice cream parlours and an open-air waterfront swimming pool.
www.visitscotland.com /library/gourocktown   (110 words)

 Greenock Telegraph Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He was a founder member and president of the town’s Traders’ Association, long standing community councillor and past chairman, past president of Gourock Rotary, past president of Gourock Curling Club, Jolly Beggar and member of Gourock Business Club.
He was also very involved with many schemes over the years to redevelop the town and remained positive about the current multi-million pound proposal for a harbour, marina, supermarket, hotel and housing when others began to give up heart.
Mr McMorland remained a member of Gourock community council, although he gave up his chairmanship in May, and remained involved in a new business venture, the Seagull Gallery and Kempock Digital, at his former electrical shop premises in Kempock Street.
www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk /readstory.php?id=6170   (451 words)

 Doug Urquhart's Clyde Steamers Page: Gourock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is Gourock - the hub of the Clyde Steamer system.
In its heyday, Gourock Pier was filled with steamers going to such exotic destinations as Kirn, Dunoon, Inellan, Rothesay, Tigh-na-Bruaich, Tarbert, Largs, Ayr, running excursions to the Holy Loch, or maybe even venturing up the Clyde to Broomielaw in Glasgow.
By the way - Gourock Pier isn't the flimsy wee structure in the foreground - that's just some Admiralty thing.
members.localnet.com /~urquhart/st1.html   (91 words)

In 1797 they sold their mills and business to a rival firm The Gourock Ropework Co who had been in operation since 1777 and up till then had been operating from premises in Cove Road in Gourock.
The PS Comet was fitted with ropes made in the mill and the hawsers for the Queen Mary in 1934 also came from the company.
The plans for the main building and surrounded land are 35 loft apartments, 24 luxury apartments on the east side and a further 58 on the west side of the building.
www.portglasgow4u.co.uk /townshistory/millbuilding.html   (503 words)

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