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Arts and crafts in Inverclyde

Inverclyde is in Scotland. It has a population of around 81,000 and covers approximately 16,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire.

Inverclyde (called Inbhir Chluaidh in Scottish Gaelic) borders the Firth of Clyde, which has numerous islands and whose deep sheltered waters attract boating and sailing enthusiasts to the coastal areas. The main council offices are in the largest town of Greenock and the council area is sometimes considered to be part of Greater Glasgow. McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock opened in the year 1876 and has collections including natural history, archaeology, local industrial and social history, paintings, prints and sculpture. The listed building is also a venue for exhibitions of contemporary fine arts and crafts, design and historical works. Other attractions in Inverclyde include Newark Castle in Port Glasgow, Lyle Hill in Greenock and Lunderston Bay in Gourock.