QE2 makes last visit to the Clyde

03 Oct 2008

The world-famous Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II makes her final voyage to the river of her birth on Sunday 5 October.

QE2 will be berthing at Ocean Terminal, Greenock, with an ETA of 12 noon. An event has been organised along Greenock Esplanade, culminating in a fireworks display at 2145hrs. QE2 departs Greenock at 2200hrs.

Inverclyde's Provost, Michael McCormick said: "The QE2 stands for all that was and remains good about Inverclyde. She is what we now call a 'design classic' and has gained iconic status. The quality of her finish is tribute to the skills of all those people who worked on her. She is Clydebuilt which means she's built to last. We are sorry to see her go and we'll never see her likes again but Inverclyde is a major cruise stop and we look forward to welcoming other vessels from around the world."

The day's events, organised by Inverclyde Council and its partners, Riverside Inverclyde and Clydeport aim to promote the changing face of Inverclyde, an area which has enjoyed much riverside regeneration recently.

There will be an event on the Esplanade between Campbell Street and Margaret Street that will run from 11am - 5.30 pm.

Inverclyde.fm, a local broadcast radio station has been broadcasting on 87.7 fm since Saturday 27th September from a temporary station on Campbell Street. The 24 hour service will be supplying information about QE2 and her final visit to the Clyde.

Story reproduced with the kind permission of  Inverclyde Council.