SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has been campaigning for the last year to get Inverclyde Council to repair the entrance to the Greenock Cemetery entrance. Situated on one of the major thoroughfare routes in and out of Greenock at the bottom of South Street, the Cemetery is a highly visible landmark for both visitor and local residents alike and is the place for people to lay their loved ones to rest. The cemetery also has huge historical significance with it being the resting place of Highland Mary and home to the Watt cairn, commemorating James Watt.
Commenting Stuart McMillan MSP said;
“After being contacted by a constituent in April 2015 regarding the poor condition of the entrance to Greenock Cemetery, I contacted Inverclyde Council and have campaigned since then to get the entrance repaired.
“Work has now started today to improve what had become an eyesore.
“I welcome this work now starting but am disappointed that it has taken so long to happen. With Greenock Cemetery being the resting place of Highland Mary and the Watt cairn, to name just two famous people, the entrance would not have been a welcoming site for those wishing to pay their respects to these two individuals or anyone else in the cemetery.”