Official Website of Local History Publisher based in Inverclyde, Scotland
Take a walk around Greenock in 1834 in the company of John Galt.
Walk through Greenock Town Centre and learn about the Blitz of 1941
Discover the stories behind the WW1 gravestones in Greenock Cemetery.
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Now available to buy as digital download - HERE
IN THE PRESS
"What a mammoth work which is obviously the love and passion of author Vincent Gillen. This comprehensive study of this Scottish Battalion is recommended, excellent value for money and one to add to the bowing book shelves."
Gallipoli Association Historian
Vincent Gillen has been the Social History Curator at the McLean Museum in Greenock for the last 30 years. Born in Greenock he gained a Joint Honours Degree in Scottish History & Economic and Social History at Glasgow University in 1984, followed by PGD in Museum Studies at Leicester University.
He has curated many exhibitions over the years on a variety of local history subjects. He has also written books on Inverclyde Cinemas, Greenock Morton, Shipbuilding, WW2 and WW1 and gives talks to schools and local groups.
The purpose of Cartsburn Publishing is to allow local history subjects in Inverclyde to be put out to a wider local audience. We provide the expertise to allow local authors to publish their research. Please get in touch if you think we can help.
On the Horizon:
A new two volume history of Greenock- Sugar, Ships & Slavery. This new book from Vincent Gillen is the first 'new' history of the town since 1922. The book recognises the crucial role that the British Empire played in the growth of Greenock - it's existence almost entirely predicated on the slave economies of North America and the West Indies.
Vincent is available for talks on a variety of local topics. For any inquiries, please contact us: email@example.com
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