Inverclyde Now Logo IN Pictures — A Look Back At…The Yellow Kettle

16 September, 2019 | From The Archive

PERHAPS the most unusual Clydebuilt ‘steam vessel’, The Yellow Kettle  was part of Inverclyde’s visitor attraction at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

A nod to the Greenock-born inventor James Watt, renowned for his steam engine innovations,  the kettle was built at Adams Yard, Gourock.

After the event, it was brought back to Inverclyde and became part of the tourist information facility at Gourock Pierhead.

The pierhead site was later cleared for redevelopment and the kettle was scrapped.

Being lifted out of Adams Yard, Cove Road, 1988. Photo by C Coward

Heading to Glasgow Garden Festival. Photo by C Coward

Tourist information, Gourock Pierhead. Photo by C Coward

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