Project Team: McLean Museum & Art Gallery

Project Title: Waterways & Recovery Bays

"Waterways and Recovery Bays" will focus on the Inverclyde area and involve the villages of Wemyss Bay, Inverkip and Kilmacolm together with the main urban centres of Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock. The project will engage local schools pupils and the Inverclyde community in researching and reflecting on the impact of World War II in the local area. The main towns of Inverclyde played a crucial part in the war effort, being the point of entry / exit for the vast majority of Scottish troops. Many convoys started their journeys from there; the Port of Greenock was considered to be a British lifeline, unloading every item necessary to sustain the war effort; the River Clyde was full of ships; and foreign troops were stationed there.

Exhibitions in this Project: