Gourock is a port and coastal resort in Scotland, 2 miles from Greenock.
Situated on the Firth of Clyde, it is also the embarkation point for ferries to Dunoon, and is a yachting centre.
Walter Gibson pioneered the curing of red herring kippers at Gourock.
Granny Kempock`s Stone, a prehistoric standing stone, was for centuries the object of good luck rituals, being particularly favoured by fishermen and those about to marry. Mary Lamont was burned as a witch in 1662 for planning to hurl the stone into the sea, causing disastrous bad luck to shipping.