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Seagull Trust Cruises Branches

Kirkintilloch

  • Booking Information

  • We operate our cruises for groups only, consisting of up to 12 individuals on each boat and of which a maximum of 4 people can be in wheelchairs.
    How do you  contact us?  Our office,beside the Marina, is manned by volunteers from the second week of January to the end of October on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Should you wish to contact us, or would like any information, or book a cruise, please contact us by phone or by email.
    Telephone: 0141 777 7165
    Email:  kirkintillochbookings@seagulltrustcruises.org.uk
    For General Enquiries relating to this Branch, please click on the "Contact Us " icon at the top of this page.
  • Kirkintilloch Branch

    The Kirkintilloch branch of the Seagull Trust was opened in 1983.Originally based near the Townhead Bridge we now sail from our new centre at Southbank Marina.

    What are we?  We are a charity which provides canal trips for people with special needs on our specially equipped boats.

    Who are we? We are volunteers who give up our time to run and maintain the boats. All our members are volunteers who receive the training necessary to run the boats safely. We have no paid members; everyone gives their time freely either on the boat as crew or steward, or by helping maintain the boats.

    How are we funded? The money needed to run our boats and maintain them is raised from donations and the sale of souvenirs.

    Where do you find us? Our boats sail out of Southbank Marina, Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XU, from April to the middle of October. 

     

    Branch History

    The Kirkintilloch branch of the Seagull Trust was opened in 1983. A boathouse was built near the Townhead Bridge on the Town’s main street with room for two boats and dry docking facilities for winter refits. Development of Kirkintilloch Town center area saw the need for the land on which our boathouse was built and so in 2009 we moved to a new custom built boathouse. This was on the site of the old slipway of J & J Hay & Son the famous Kirkintilloch Boat Yard, which is now part of the Southbank Marina Complex. This gave us state of the art maintenance and berthing for our boats along with office facilities. Loading of passengers takes place at specially reserved berths within the marina.

  • Location

  • Kirkintilloch Branch, Southbank Marina, Southbank Rd, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1XU
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Our Boat(s)

  • Yarrow SeagullThe Yarrow Seagull
    The Yarrow Seagull was the first boat built specifically for the Seagull Trust and was built by the apprentices at Yarrow Shipbuilders in Scotstoun. She has a fully enclosed passenger cabin, with comfortable seating and tables. The saloon can be heated on cooler days. Large windows in the cabin allow passengers to enjoy a fine view of the passing scenery as they sail along. An open deck area is provided at the bow, so passengers can enjoy the fresh air on good days. The boat has been specially fitted with hydraulic lifts, so that wheelchairs and those with walking difficulties can be easily transferred from the jetty to the boat. The boat has toilet facilities, which can be readily accessed by wheelchairs. A maximum of twelve passengers can be carried of which four can be wheelchairs.
  • The Marjorie Seagull
    The Marjorie Seagull was purpose built for the Seagull Trust by Stenson Marine in Derby. She has similar facilities and equipment as the Yarrow. A maximum of twelve passengers can be carried of which four can be wheelchairs.