A WHOLE host of locations across Inverclyde welcomed members of the public for this years Doors Open Day event.

This year marked the 30th birthday of the event.

As it is also the 200th anniversary of Greenock born inventor’s James Watt’s death, the Inverclyde programme was themed in honour of the great man.

There was a James Watt historical trail along with bus tours of Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm and Gourock.

Venues taking part in the event included Inverclyde Central Library who hosted Lego Watt sessions and Lyle Kirk - which hosted historical talks and children’s activities.

HMP Greenock gave people the opportunity to tour the jail and Gourock Municipal Buildings opene to show a film and a live drama to visitors.

The Beacon Arts Centre, Wemyss Bay Railway Station, Old Gourock and Ashton Church, Greenock Westburn Parish Church, Skelmorlie’s secret bunker, Greenock West United Reformed Church, the Tobacco Warehouse, Wellpark Mid Kirk, the Burns Museum at the Custom House and Quarrier's Village also welcomed visitors.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre was busy over the weekend too, with 400 visitors attending.

Guests were able to tour the museum and children were able to get involved with quiz sheets and interactive games.

Dave Adam, chairman of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust, said: “We had over 400 visitors at the fire museum for Doors Open Day.

“There was positive feedback from the visitors who attended and as always the museum was popular with all age groups.

"The visitors who attended had a positive and worthwhile experience.

"The museum covers the history and heritage of the fire service, not only in Scotland but Greenock and the west of Scotland in particular.

“It proved a good visitor attraction on Doors Open Days weekend and we were delighted to see so many people visit.”