August 29th, 2011
Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil has contacted the makers of hit TV show Waterloo Road about relocating to Inverclyde.
Shed Productions announced they are to move the show to Scotland next year and are currently scouting locations up north.
The MSP has now approached the Waterloo Road team about using some of the old schools in Inverclyde as their set.
He said: “One of the consequences of our new school estate is that we have some school buildings still in good condition which are not being used and I believe they would be an ideal setting for Waterloo Road.
“I have spoken with Inverclyde Council, Scottish Enterprise and Riverside Inverclyde about putting together an attractive offer for Shed Productions to move here.
“Inverclyde has a proud association with the arts, from Richard Wilson to Sweet Sixteen, from the new arts guild theatre to the drama, sound and make-up courses being run at James Watt College.
“It would be a great boost the area to have such a popular TV show filmed here in Inverclyde and I will be working with other local agencies to see if we can make this work.”