Ship Ahoy! – At The Tall Ship

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Ship Ahoy! – At The Tall Ship

Following the success of the Ship Ahoy Maritime Heritage Exhibition, which was held in April last year, the Ship Ahoy Team has decided to mount a similar exhibition, in a new venue, on Saturday 5th April 2014.

The new venue is the sailing vessel Glenlee, which is moored on the River Clyde adjacent to the Riverside Museum. As well as the PSPS (Scottish Branch) many other organisations are taking part including the Clyde River Steamer Club, West Highland Steamer Club, Coastal Cruising Association, Model Steamer Club of Glasgow, Friends of the Glenlee (Tall Ship) and the MacBrayne’s Circle.

It is hoped that short tours will be available on board a preserved MacBrayne’s bus giving participants a flavour of old-time bus travel. Other vehicles from the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust may be available on the day. As the vessel is open to the public the exhibition will open and close in accordance with public admission times which are 10am to 5pm. Admission is free to all.

The nearest railway station is Partick from where services on the Glasgow Underground also run. Upon exiting from the station turn right and follow the pedestrian signage. Walking time to Glenlee is ten minutes at a reasonable pace. First Bus runs a frequent service to Merkland Square, which is just off Dumbarton Road and adjacent to Partick Station. The Riversider 100 service, run by McColls of Clydebank, departs for the Riverside Museum from the north side of George Square on the hour and half-hour. Car parking is limited to the Riverside Museum car park for which payment is required (Pay and Display). Catering will be available on board Glenlee throughout the day.

Make a date in your diaries now and we look forward to seeing as many PSPS members as possible aboard the Glenlee on Saturday 5th April 2014.

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