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Strathclyde Windscreens have been an established and trusted name in motor glass repair and replacement across Scotland for over 3 decades. All our technicians are NVQ trained and up to date with the regulation and best practice for windscreens across the UK and because we also offer a mobile service, we can fix up your windscreen wherever you are, no problem! Our long standing reputation in one of the reasons that we are the preferred windscreen company for many major insurers, allowing us to repair or replace your windscreen without charging you (or where you on incur a small excess paid to your car insurer). This week, we are continuing to explore the areas and regions that we cover and this week we’re spotlight on…


Well the first thing to ask is, was Greenock named for a green oak or not? This is certainly one of the folks stories ascribed to the place and believed by many. You will see images and names all over Greenock relating to oak trees. But the truth is, no one knows and will likely ever know so it will remain a mystery!

What we do know though, is that in the 15th century, Greenock was nothing more than a tiny fishing village with a few thatched cottages but by the 18th century had become a major port in Scotland (the first dock on the Clyde). A hive of industry for two centuries and birthplace of the father of the steam engine and famous industrial revolutionist, James Watt, Greenock grew rapidly and has continued to thrive post the industrial age. There are many stunning Victorian buildings all over Greenock and you can explore the significance it played in Scotland’s history at the Custom House Museum.

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Image: By Clydecoast [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons