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Compulsory Shuttle to town: Not required Nearest airport: Invergordon — “the small friendly village with the big Cruise Liner Port”. Invergordon lies in a particularly beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland. The village lies near the head of a Firth or Fjord on an arm of the North Sea, and is surrounded by mountains and gentle rolling farmland. The unique features of Invergordon lie in the ability to dock several large liners simultaneously, whilst at the same time offering a very large number of different and exciting shore excursions which appeal to the passengers on board these liners.

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A parochial lunatic asylum stood on an adjacent site to the west. Greenock original poorhouse site, The Smithston Poorhouse By the s, the poorhouse was in such a state of decay that in , the parochial board began construction of a new institution for inmates at a site on the Inverkip Road to the west of Greenock. Greenock asylum and poorhouse foundation stone, The building’s construction was described in an report in The Builder: A few years ago the building used as a poor-house and asylum by the Parochial Board of Greenock was condemned by the authorities as unsuitable, and that led to the erection of the handsome pile now approaching completion on the lands of Smithston, about a mile and a half to the south-west of the town, and which, when completed, will be one of the finest structures of the kind in Scotland.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Martin Compston has come a long way from playing a wee ned in Sweet Sixteen to being acting royalty. Compston in Victoria left and in Sweet Sixteen, which shot him to fame Image: Martin Compston in Victoria Image: ITV And this Sunday, Martin will guest star alongside another screen queen in TV hit Victoria, playing a doctor who was a key campaigner during the Irish potato famine.

I think the staff in those days sacrificed an awful lot of their time.

All traditional closed prisons in England and Wales are shown here. This document is also associated with a list of Open Prisons. For no good reason, the small number of UK prisons outside England and Wales are looked after by four different agencies two in Northern Ireland, one for operational prisons, one for “spares”.

Other specialist types of prison are also represented, eg mental hospitals and military stockades. Since the Church have independent Courts aka Ecclesiastical Courts , perhaps there are Church prisons also? No, those Courts only deal with non-imprisonable problems, such as clashes in the layout of cemeteries. Now mainly invoked in Exemptions in planning law. That’s Manx legislation for you:

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The North Pier pontoons offer easy embarkation and disembarkation directly in to the town centre with easy access for mobility impaired visitors and those arriving by tender. The Oban Distillery sits at the heart of the town and offers excellent opportunities to get up close to whisky production and perhaps sample a single malt. There are excellent pubs many offering live music, local banter, a range of craft beers including local brews craft gins, and good wines. The town has a couple of specialist whisky shops to explore and many independent retailers.

And instead getting them out, getting them passes for the weekend getting them home, someone taking charge of them, getting entertainment, instead of just concert parties coming up now and then.

Aberdeen to Maud 36 miles 58 km Follow National Cycle route 1 and the splendid off road Formartine and Buchan Way cycle track from Aberdeen to Maud on this lovely ride which gives great views of the River Don and passes by Haddo House and country park. The start of the ride is particularly lovely as you head through the impressive port of Aberdeen and around the splendid Bay of Nigg.

You continue south through Cove Bay and Findon, where there are some truly beautiful coastal views. The final stretch into Stonehaven is also attractive with great views of Stonehaven Bay. Scenery in the park includes peaceful woodland, a lake and a Victorian arboretum. There are also farm buildings built around , a ruined mansion house and a coach house built in which now houses the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. In the park there are number of well-maintained tracks perfect for an easy stroll or a safe family cycle ride.

The Children’s Trail – a short family trail visiting various sites of interest in Aden. Woodland Walk Trail – a longer trail of about 2. Tree Trail – Enjoy conifer and broadleaf trees with descriptions on this short 1 mile trail. The Formartine and Buchan Way also passes through the park so there is scope for continuing your outing along this popular trail. The park is located in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire about 8 miles east of Peterhead.

In the park you will find peaceful woodland and a lovely waterside trail running along the River Almond.

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For his role in Victoria, he has to use an English accent again — a posh one, as would suit a learned doctor.

There has therefore been a Provincial Grand Lodge presence in Renfrewshire West since and in , we will acknowledge the th anniversary of the creation of that first Provincial Grand Lodge. For the last years, Freemasonry has been an integral part of the social history of Inverclyde contributing to development of the area with many of its members fulfilling senior position in Local government, Industry and Commerce.

The individual Lodges have given generously to charities, both Masonic and non-Masonic alike, local and national and at times international. Within the boundaries of Inverclyde, Scottish Freemasons operate and manage their own Care Home at Quarriers Village, providing long-term care and day-care facilities to all members of society.

Freemasons in Inverclyde are also supportive of on-going local charities and in recent years have assisted with funding to Inverclyde Council on Disability Motability Scooters , the Inverclyde Music Festival and the Beacon Theatre project. Annually, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Renfrewshire West sponsor a Citizen of the Year award, which is awarded to an individual or group who have contributed to the community by way of exemplary service, often otherwise unacknowledged or rewarded.

Freemasons are and have been for centuries, an integral and responsible part of the local community, dedicated to promoting the general well-being of ALL law-abiding citizens. Freemasonry is an ancient and honourable society. It promotes and encourages steady principles in life in an increasingly changing world. We are not an organisation which serves our self-interests but through the traditional values of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, we offer an opportunity to good men to find greater fulfilment in their lives.

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Name[ edit ] The name of the town has had various spellings over time. Old Presbyterial records used Grenok, a common spelling until it was changed to Greenock around The origin of the name is unknown, suggested sources have included the Common Brittonic “Graenag”, a gravelly or sandy place which accurately describes the foreshore before the docks and piers were constructed, or Gaelic meaning a sunny place, which Grenockians have thought an improbable description.

It has also been suggested that “Grian cnoc” or sunny hill could refer to the hill on which the castle and mansion house stood, but this has not found much support. This has been generally dismissed as imaginative folk etymology , but the image has frequently been used as an emblem or logo, carved on public buildings, used on banners and badges, [2] and was once emblazoned on the local Co-operative Society emblem.

The town’s modern indoor shopping centre is called The Oak Mall and uses a green tree as its logo.

The Glasgow School , which developed in the late 19th century, and flourished in the early 20th century, produced a distinctive blend of influences including the Celtic Revival the Arts and Crafts movement , and Japonism , which found favour throughout the modern art world of continental Europe and helped define the Art Nouveau style.

Purpose built by Edward Long Fox. Not far from Cleve Hill. Construction begun in “on former common land close to the village of Brislington” to the south-east of Bristol. Prospectus now known through reprints. Architect and landscape designer unknown Early colony plan? Designed as a group of detached houses. The buildings were later joined together. Some detached houses on the estate were used for “members of the nobility”.

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