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Local Churches Messy Church held at Greenock Westburn Church From 4-6pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month – next meetings 13th Feb, 12th Mar, 9th Apr and 14th May. The format is an hour of crafts and games (with tea, coffee, juice and biscuits on offer). This is followed by a short act of worship consisting of children’s bible story where they usually participate, and a few action songs to go along with it. We finish off the day sitting down together to have a meal. It is an alternative style of worship which suits regular church goers and non- church goers alike. Everyone will be made most welcome and there is no age limit.

Local Clubs Greenock Camera Club Every Thursday at 7:30pm St Bartholomews Church, Barrhill Road, Gourock

‘Duncan’s Ices’) Ann MacLeod (Secretary): 01475 522181

the middle of September from 7.30pm

Fort Matilda Tennis Club

to the Scottish Association of Writers’, who enjoy the chat and fun activities as

The Ardgowan Club

which are given by invited guest speakers

Ardgowan Square, Greenock The club has 2 bowling greens and 4 all-weather surface tennis courts, set in beautiful garden surroundings. Contacts : Gilbert McCracken or Dougie Warnock 01475 723418

or by group members who volunteer to

Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club

Star Parties and Night Sky Viewings.

Esplanade, Greenock, PA16 7SE The Club also has an active social calendar with a monthly Folk night, sporting event functions and seasonal themed events. Contact 01475 723260


Greenock Cricket Club

Brisbane St, Greenock The club fosters and develops cricket and squash throughout Inverclyde. Membership is open to all age groups. Anyone interested in joining should email the Secretary Inverclyde Cricket Club

Every Tuesday at 7.30pm Kilmacolm New Community Centre, Room 1.01 Contact David Walker 01505 873883 for more information Inverclyde Camera Club

Greenock Speakers Club

Every Friday at 7.30pm Cardwell Bay Sailing Club, Cove Road, Gourock Ann-Marie Westwood on 07971607453

Ardgowan Square, Greenock Helps people improve their public speaking skills in a friendly environment. The Club meets fortnightly on alternative Thursdays from October to April within the Ardgowan Club, 7:30-10:00pm Contact Tony Cowden on 01475 783228 or email at

Fort Matilda Bridge Club Meets Monday, Tuesday & Friday 7pm Visitors always welcome Tarbet Street, Gourock (turn right at Bluebird cafe on the main road. The club is on the right hand side opposite Clyde Life Magazine

coffee. They are a small group affiliated

Newark Street, Greenock The Club has four artificial grass courts, in very good condition and has recently added floodlights to three courts.

The club is always on the lookout for new members for both junior and senior teams. If you are interested in giving cricket a go, whether you have played before or not, please don’t hesitate to contact the Club Captain via

Kilmacolm Camera Club

to 9.30pm with a break for tea and

much as the writing. Contact: Mark Jones on 01475 713413. Inverclyde Skywatchers There is a programme of weekly talks

share their knowledge. The group have a library of books, magazines and DVDs which are available to members. Relevant events are organised, for example, trips to the Dark Skies Observatory, Paisley Observatory and social events such as Anyone with an interest in Astronomy is The group meet in the Greenock Southwest Library (Barrs Cottage) every Monday from 3pm till 5pm. For further information telephone Marion on 01475 634976 or email

Inverclyde Ramblers Inverclyde Ramblers’ Association is a group of people who enjoy walking in the countryside. Everyone is welcome to come on our walks, whatever age or level of fitness. We organise walks, on a regular basis, with a leader. Walk lengths vary between 5 and 15 miles on average and may take place over a half-day, a full day or a weekend. Most of our walks are within driving distance of Greenock. Walks include local hills and walkways to Munros all over Scotland. Walks range from easy strolls right through to strenuous mountain walks. Walks are arranged for most weekends on either Saturday or Sunday mornings. We usually meet at Brymner St, Greenock, Custom House car park. We also have a Wednesday walk which meets at Lunderston Bay on

Greenock Writers Club

Wednesdays at 12:15. To find out more

Ardgowan Square, Greenock The club meets most Wednesdays from

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Clyde Life February/March 2016  

A lifestyle magazine published bi monthly and delivered to 15000 housholds in Inverclyde and West Renfrewshire, West of Scotland

Clyde Life February/March 2016  

A lifestyle magazine published bi monthly and delivered to 15000 housholds in Inverclyde and West Renfrewshire, West of Scotland