The “mouth of the Clyde” is a council area in Scotland. Together with the East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire council areas, Inverclyde forms part of the historic county of Renfrewshire, which currently exists as a registration county and lieutenancy area. Inverclyde is located in the west central Lowlands. It borders the North Ayrshire and Renfrewshire council areas, and is otherwise surrounded by the Firth of Clyde. It is one of the smallest in terms of area as well as by population. Along with the council areas clustered around Glasgow it is considered part of Greater Glasgow in some definitions,[1] although it is physically separated from the city area by open countryside and does not share a border with the city. The name derives from the extinct barony of Inverclyde conferred upon Sir John Burns of Wemyss Bay and his heirs.

Located on the west coast of Scotland with access to some of the best walking and sporting activities in Europe. There are easy access links to Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as to the Clyde islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow are the main towns offering a huge variety of shops, bars and cafes and an excellent shopping centre at the Oak Mall, as well as. There are great local routes for walking or cycling amongst some stunning scenery. For sports, there are a variety of local golf courses (open to non-members) as well as sailing clubs, outdoor bowling, horse riding and much more. For local attractions, there is the Greenock Fire Brigade Museum, Newark Castle at Port Glasgow, Beacon Theatre or McLean Museum and Art Gallery now known as the Watt Institution. There is also the Waterfront Leisure Centre which includes swimming, flumes, gymnasium, sauna and ice skating and for the more daring swimmers, there is an outdoor pool in Gourock.

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