Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town

Inverclyde's annual fireworks display in 2019 will have a science theme to mark the achievements of local inventor James Watt. The display will take place on November 2 at Battery Park, Greenock. Fairground rides will be operational from 5.30 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 7 p.m. A post on Inverclyde Council's website says: "Wrap … Continue reading Celebrating science – with a bang – in Watt’s home town

Galoshans Festival celebrates James Watt

One of Greenock's most famous sons - the inventor James Watt - will be celebrated in the area's Galoshans Festival this autumn. The event runs from October 25 to November 1, promising a "vibrant programme of events", celebrating creativity and community spirit. A spokesperson for the organisers said: "The festival combines arts and heritage, centred … Continue reading Galoshans Festival celebrates James Watt

Here’s Watt to wear: tartan items now on sale

Merchandise featuring the newly-created James Watt Commemorative Tartan is now on sale. Ties, rosettes, umbrellas, travel mugs and pens are available ... and kilts may follow. The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock is currently selling a selection of the Watt merchandise. A similar range of products will be available from the town's James Watt Institution … Continue reading Here’s Watt to wear: tartan items now on sale

James Watt and the celebration of innovation

Dr Malcolm Dick OBE - Director of the Centre for West Midlands History and Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History at the University of Birmingham - reflects on the life and legacy of James Watt. This Sunday (August 25, 2019) marks the 200th anniversary of the Watt's death. Check out events here. James Watt … Continue reading James Watt and the celebration of innovation