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Chamber and committees

George Wyllie Art Gallery Opening in Greenock

  • Submitted by: Stuart McMillan, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12996

That the Parliament welcomes the opening of a new museum and art gallery in Greenock that is dedicated to artist George Wyllie; understands that the facility, named The Wyllieum, is dedicated to Wyllie’s work, including his 80ft-long (25m) The Paper Boat, which was launched on the Clyde over three decades ago to highlight the loss of industry in the west of Scotland; notes that Wyllie, although born in Glasgow, lived and worked in Inverclyde for many years; recognises that the museum forms part of the new £20 million cruise ship visitors' centre at Greenock Ocean Terminal; believes that this addition to Inverclyde’s tourist offering will provide a positive boost to the local area, and wishes all those involved in The Wyllieum all the best for its launch, as it opens to the public from 26 April 2024.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Marie McNair, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Tess White