[55][56], Robert Burns' lover Mary Campbell (Highland Mary) and her father sailed from Campbeltown to visit her brother in Greenock early in October 1786. Either it's a wind-up or there's some ill chap with being neglected. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.110.90.75 (talk) 00:48, 26 October 2009 (UTC), Infact, it wasn't your link, but "InverclydeNow". He is completely harmless, no-way would he ever harm a soul-appart from the rats. Space Raiders are pretty filling, but Tangy Toms just stick to your teeth. I thought I would post something a little something out of the norm for this sub as my first post. He has no idea of the proper way for cats to behave. catman is real because i watched a vid of him and i even went down to scotts lane, godzilla is real because i watched a vid of him. A ninth station, located at the former IBM complex, is currently mothballed pending redevelopment of the site. Local legend tells he eats rats, could be a Russian sailor, is looked after by workers at a bus depot and may have had his legs broken by a local gang. [65] Greenock's location gives long hours of daylight in midsummer with the opposite true in midwinter. However, there still appears to be no definite answer as to whether the Cat-Man truly exists or is simply an Old Wives Tale for the people of Greenock. The Rev William C. Hewitt (minister at Westburn Parish Church in Greenock), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2009–2010, is the first serving minister at a church in Greenock to be appointed. It all seems a bit sad really. Until 1974, Greenock was a parliamentary burgh in its own right. Other Greenockians include the composers Hamish MacCunn and William Wallace, violinist Henri Temianka, musicians John McGeoch and Thomas Leer,[citation needed] mathematician William Spence,[54] poets Denis Devlin, W. S. Graham and Jean Adam, merchant Matthew Algie, actors Richard Wilson, David Ashton, Martin Compston and Stella Gonet, artists William Scott, Alison Watt and Frederick Donald Blake, playwrights Bill Bryden, Neil Paterson and Peter McDougall, comedian Charles 'Chic' Murray, opera singer Hugh Enes Blackmore, broadcaster Jimmy Mack, American football player Lawrence Tynes, children's theatre performer Ruairidh Forde, PGA Pro golfer Colin Robinson, Antarctic explorer Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers and portrait painter Leonard Boden. The town contains one diplomatic mission, an Italian consulate. The elbows are pristine. It then came into use as the church hall. Greenock has featured in the poetry of W.S. But i'll remember this in future. I wonder what kind of 10p crisps. ― Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:12 (fourteen years ago) link, ― RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:13 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:15 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:19 (fourteen years ago) link, ― RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:19 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:26 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Ned T.RIfle II (Ned T.Rifle II), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:54 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 12:06 (fourteen years ago) link, ― mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 12:20 (fourteen years ago) link, ― Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 12:25 (fourteen years ago) link. Greenock is located at the end of the A8 road/M8 motorway which begins in Edinburgh. Long-distance services travel regularly to Glasgow, Largs and Dunoon. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). I love this. Catman, his legs coiled behind him, seems worried and turns to flee, but the first youth adds: "Don't worry Catman, that's just big Iain, he's cool.". Greenock is one of the settings for Alan Sharp's 1965 novel A Green Tree in Gedde. Greenock's twin towns is Coatesville, in Pennsylvania. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the Lockerbie Bombing was incarcerated at Greenock Prison from 2005 until his release on 20 August 2009.