Welcome to our new web site which we are in the process of developing.
New material is being added regularly as we build up our web presence

We are sad to announce that our Editor Mike Beith sadly passed away on Saturday 4th of December 2021. Unfortunately this leaves us with a committee of two which is insufficient to carry on as normal. We are closing to new members until we have a workable way forward. Will update ASAP

February 2022 we are in the processing of working with OSCAR to wind up the association , this is not a happy time for us.
We are at the early stages of this, members meeting will be called probably late March 2022

Our Aim

Clydebuilt Association – Friends of Glenlee was formed in January 1991 to promote the rich maritime and engineering history of the Clyde – not only its history but its present and future. As a history source we record findings of our research in a manner easily addressed by the public using our quarterly journal, Facebook page and this, our new website. We also actively support other associations in their work and efforts to preserve what is Clydebuilt.

As ‘Friends of the Glenlee’ we support the Clyde Maritime Trust in its conservation and education work on the Glenlee.

 E mail : clydebuiltassociation@gmail.com


Registered Scottish Charity.  SC 035557

Actions. Update December 2021

sadly our Editor passed away after a short illness 4/12/2021 we are thinking about all his family and friends at this time

will update here shortly about what we will be doing in the future

Support us by Joining, Membership £15 – Concession £10

For this you will receive our quarterly Journal for members only,

December Journal has now been posted to members articles include ;

Wrecked in Paradise – Ivanhoe part 2 – 1868 – 1915 by Professor Nathan Richards

Blockade Runners – Condor – Dominic Williams

In the Wake of Aramoana – Part 3 by Robert D Campbell and much more

Join Clydebuilt Association – Friends of Glenlee to receive your copy

Our active Facebook and growing Web page will be our future way of keeping the history of Clydebuilt alive.

Our constitution is being updated to reflect our present way of working.

We will achieve our Aim through continuing to promote all aspects of Clydebuilt , through our Quarterly Journal; Facebook and webpage.

We have improved our photographic section 30/08/2021, though still work in progress , we will have short articles on each Photo Gallery in the journals section

two of our members have joined our research, one is covering Dumbarton built ships and the other is covering Ayrshire Shipyards. If you can help please e mail us.