Built in 1896 the former merchant sailing vessel will be 125 years old this year, the last remaining 3 masted Clydebuilt ship still afloat in the UK.

The Clyde Maritime Trust is a charity that cares for and maintains the Glenlee for future generations to learn, enjoy and preserve the maritime heritage of Scotland.

© Daniel Jones, National Historic Ships Photographer of the Year 2020

The Story of the Glenlee

From a British cargo vessel to an Italian ship of mystery and sail training icon of the Spanish Navy, the Tall Ship Glenlee has adapted to many changes for over a century.

The sail-powered cargo vessel has circumnavigated the globe several times, underpinned by the famous Clydebuilt steel hull that has far outlived her original purpose, when she found new life as a naval classroom for building maritime skills for over 70 years in Spain.

Threatened with scrappage, the Clyde Maritime Trust bought the ship with an ambitious restoration plan in 1993, which has enabled a new life for the ship in Glasgow. The Tall Ship Glenlee continues to share stories of the people and places of the ship while providing a unique space for learning, heritage and entertainment in the city.

Support Us

The Clyde Maritime Trust is a registered Scottish Charity that manages the running and maintenance of the Tall Ship Glenlee.  

Financial support from visitors, individuals, companies and other donors alongside support from heritage organisations and local authorities is essential to keep the ship afloat for future generations.

Any donation that you can make will help greatly with this work and you can play a part in restoring the maritime heritage of Scotland that helped the City of Glasgow flourish.