The cemetery in Greenock is one of the largest burial grounds in Europe. It encompasses a large area including areas of mature woodland. There are graved within the cemetery dating back to the 1700s.
Many of the graves within Greenock cemetery are very old and there are some notable names including James Watt and Highland Mary. The Grave of Highland Mary, the girlfriend of Rabbie Burns is within Greenock Cemetery. There is also a memorial to James Watt (Scientist and engineer). The remains of James Watt's ancestors are buried at the site of the Watt cairn.
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