COUNCILLOR Ronnie Ahlfeld is turning detective and urging people to ‘come down to the station’ to help him with his heritage inquiry.

Mr Ahlfeld, who is championing a new visitor centre in Gourock, has arranged for the police station to be opened to the public today.

He hopes that the old station could be used as part of a future museum and is appealing for local residents to come forward with their ideas.

He said: “Gourock Police Station will be open today from 11am for most of the day to allow local people to express their preferences on what the proposed visitor centre should display and feature.

“We have been working away behind the scenes to progress this plan and were successful in obtaining the top two rooms of the refurbished Municipal Buildings for the Gourock project. 

“However, now that the old police station has become available we feel that it would be a great enhancement to the project.

“I have been in discussion with Police Scotland about the possibility of acquiring the police station.

“They are most supportive and we are pursuing a number of alternatives to make this happen.

“We believe it is important that this is a community driven project and I am grateful to the local community council for their support. 

“I would like to encourage local people to visit and give us their views on our plans.

“I am pleased that representatives from the local community development trust will be in attendance during the day. 

“There will photographs of old Gourock on display and some unique ones of Gourock activities during war time.

“There will also be DVDs shown and books about Gourock available. Please come along and give us your views.”