"The Tall Ship Glenlee" is owned by The Clyde Maritime Trust Limited. The Trust is both a limited company and an independent charity registered with OSCR.
The ship is managed and maintained by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust, The Clyde Maritime Centre Limited. The Clyde Maritime Centre is also responsible for the operations of Kelvin Harbour. Kelvin Harbour Limited is also a limited company.
Company and legal information can be found here
The Clyde Maritime Trust is an independent Charity whose purpose is to promote the history of Clyde Navigation and Shipbuilding and historic vessels. The Charitable and Company details are available on the 'Legals' section of the website. That is the boring bit. The exciting part is that The Clyde Maritime Trust owns and interprets the Sailing Vessel Glenlee on her berth in front of the Riverside Museum, Glasgow. You can see what the Trust has achieved in the photographs on the Galleries page.
The Trust is independent and opens Glenlee in order to raise funds for the continuing restoration and maintenance. Please donate on board through our contactless donation points or through our donation page on this website (or to go direct to thetallship.enthuse.com).
Your donation can help keep Glenlee afloat (literally!).
The operating Company of the Clyde Maritime Trust is the Clyde Maritime Centre. The work of the Centre covers Maintenance and Restoration, Visitor Experience, Museum, Learning & Access, the Workshop, Events (Hiring Glenlee as a venue for weddings, dinners and photo-shoots), and the ever necessary administration.
We are working on a page that will introduce you to the staff that look after Glenlee and after you when you are on-board, or the team in the office that makes it all happen. Come back and see this soon.
Kelvin Harbour is operated by the Clyde Maritime Centre on behalf of Glasgow City Council, there is berthing for small craft. Available depth varies throughout the harbour so booking is required. Short and long term stays are available. There is additional information on the Kelvin Harbour Page, including a booking form and links to water activities on the River Clyde.
Kelvin Harbour is also the base of Seaforce (seaforce.co.uk) who operate a cross-river ferry, fast boat rides up or down the River and provide RYA training in powerboat operation and VHF radio.
The Paisley Sea Cadets and Glasgow Coastal Rowing Club operate from the berths here for training and enjoy the facilities provided by sheltered water. You will often see some of the Galgael traditional craft in the harbour as well.
Other vessels currently berthed in Kelvin Harbour are the Kelvinhaugh - Ferry No. 8, restored and maintained by volunteers, and the historic Victorian launch Starcrest, again restored and maintained by volunteers via a Heritage Lottery grant for Anchor & Sail.
As a charitable organisation, volunteering is an important pillar in helping us to operate, and is also a key method by which we engage with the community. We are always looking for new volunteers and have a need for a very wide range of skills and talents. If you would like to be involved with our project, please see the volunteer page in the 'Support Us' section. We also advertise specific volunteer requirements on our news page and on volunteer websites throughout Glasgow.
Next to the offices of the Trust is a workshop. This is for repairs and restoration of Glenlee and for community boat-building projects. This facility affords us the opportunity to engage with the community and to train volunteers in boat-building and other skills. If you are interested in this, please complete our contact form or register as a volunteer.
Our People & Supporters
Our greatest resource is our people, whether as staff, volunteers, trustees, Friends of Glenlee, or our business partners. Many of the people have been associated with the vessel for a long time, some since the ship arrived back from Spain in 1993. We are working on a page with more detail so that we can thank those individuals.