The McLean Museum in Greenock has won a grant from The Royal Society to celebrate inventor and engineer, James Watt.

The Museum will use modern 3D printing techniques to bring his legacy to life.

Inverclyde Council’s Education and Communities Convener, Councillor Terry Loughran, said: “This is a very welcome grant from the Royal Society.

“James Watt was one of the world’s most industrious and inventive people who embraced and shaped the technology of his day. If he had access to the technology of today, it is incredible to imagine what he could have achieved. I am sure he would have enthusiastically approved of this fascinating project which will see his work brought to life by our young people using the very latest 3D printing technology.”

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