GREENOCK has missed out in its bid to become a city as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Dunfermline has been chosen instead to become Scotland’s eighth city.
Other Scottish locations which had been hoping for city status were Dumfries, Elgin, Livingston, Oban, St Andrews and South Ayrshire.
Inverclyde Council Leader Councillor Stephen McCabe said: “Congratulations to Dunfermline on becoming Scotland’s eighth city.
“While it is natural for us to be disappointed that Greenock hasn’t been granted city status in this competition to mark the Platinum Jubilee it is good that Inverclyde’s largest town has been in the running for this prestigious honour.
“The last council voted unanimously to support a bid which showed ambition for the future of Greenock. As a new council is formed to deliver services over the next five years the challenge is to keep working together to maintain that ambitious collective drive moving forward.
“Doing that, and facing the undoubted challenges head on, we can make sure that if Greenock can’t be a city this time it will continue to be one of Scotland’s great towns.”