News Archive

Charting the story of the Sugar Sheds development and the public debate on it over the last few years. We'll keep adding as we find more. What's immediately amazing is how often the sheds have been reported as "saved" by regeneration over the last few years. It is also striking that across the years, local and national politicians from across the politcial spectrum have supported the notion of using the space in more innovative ways to celebrate our area.

The Story So detailed on the Sugar Sheds entry on the Buildings At Risk Register

Tall Ships Put Wind In Regeneration Sails - The Scotsman August 2011

Campaigners Launch Facebook Campaign - Greenock Telegraph July 2011

Campaign Coverage - Evening Times July 2011

Sweet Dreams For Sugar Sheds - Evening Times July 2011

Sugar Sheds Saved For The Future - Greenock Telegraph May 2011

Sugar Sheds Bid Gets Go Ahead - Greenock Telegraph April 2011

Dock Revamp Plans Revealed - Greenock Telegraph March 2010

Peel JV To Undertake One of The Largest Regeneration Projects In Scotland - Dec 2008

"Community at the heart of development" - James Watt Dock LLP Website 2008

"We deserve a past" - Magic Torch letter to Greenock Telegraph April 2008

Sugar Sheds Saved - Greenock Telegraph April 2008

Sweet News as Historic Sugar Sheds Saved - The Scotsman April 2008

"Sweet Terror!" - The Hard Life of an Immigrant Sugar Worker - Greenock Telegraph June 2007

Save Sugar Sheds (story following fire) - Greenock Telegraph 2006

Sugar Sheds Burn - You Tube

"Sugaropolis" - History of Greenock Sugar Trade by Magic Torch - Greenock Telegraph March 2004

Celebrate our Links with the River - Magic Torch letter to Greenock Telegraph 2002