A call has been made for the Inverclyde area to host its own festival to mark the life and work of one of its greatest sons, James Watt.

The idea comes from the area’s local MSP Stuart McMillan. He thinks the event should be organised in time for 2019 – the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death. Watt was born in William Street, Greenock, in January 1736; he died in Birmingham in 1819, aged 83.

Mr McMillan said Watt’s improvements to the steam engine helped humans become “masters of power generation and ultimately changed the world”.

Read the full story on the Greenock Telegraph website


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