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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Based in the former Bridgeton Bus Garage, The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles!

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

About Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Bridgeton Bus Garage 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow East End G40 3AH
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The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002 and is a registered charity (SC034066).

The Trust has since 2003 leased the former Bridgeton Bus Garage at 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow from Glasgow City Council. This was built for Glasgow Corporation Transport opening as a bus garage in 1965. It was closed by Greater Glasgow PTE in 1976 and was later used as a local authority internal transport depot.

The garage was built as a bus garage and it is once again a bus garage. Whilst 1960s architecture is usually functional rather than decorative, the building deserves to be retained as a fine example of the building style of that period.

The garage is now well established as a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles. There are over 100 buses, coaches, commercial vehicles and fire appliances in the collection. Vehicles are usually owned by individuals or small groups and range from hulks rescued from scrap yards and awaiting restoration to fully restored and active examples. Vehicles from the collection participate in events within the city and beyond, often allowing the public the opportunity to travel on the them.

The Trust has since 2005 operated a project called Back on the Road which aims to assist those with drug or alcohol addiction problems by providing work experience which will prepare them for a return to employment and society in general. The project operates in conjunction with the local addiction agencies and has proved to be very successful in achieving its aims.

The Trust works closely with various Council departments and agencies including Riverside Museum, the new home of the city’s transport collection, in promoting joint events.

Bridgeton Bus Garage will open to the public usually one Sunday per month from April to September as well as our Annual Open Weekend in October Visitors will have access to wander round and look at what goes on, seeing vehicle restoration work at all stages. This will include our large display of restored vehicles with the centrepiece showing development of “Corporation” buses in Glasgow to the present day. Information about each vehicle is displayed on them. GVVT volunteers will also be on hand around the building to help visitors with queries and answer questions. We have displays from our Archives which chart aspects of Glasgow’s transport history going back over 100 years as well as the ever popular model bus displays from the Model Bus Federation.

We offer guided tours of the Garage on selected dates throughout the year. Small groups are escorted around the Garage to view the vehicles in our collection, whether restored, awaiting restoration or work in progress!

Our much celebrated Clippie’s Café will be open serving a range of refreshments and snacks and our Wee Happy Shop has a range of books, DVDs, souvenirs and clothing.

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