2023: A vintage year for GVVT

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Just some of the many and varied vehicles on display at the GVVT’s premises at Bridgeton. JONATHAN WELCH

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust had a record year in 2023, reports Ed Bonner

More members, more visitors, more passengers than ever and a mighty supply of bacon rolls and burgers which if strung together would stretch from the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust’s Bridgeton Bus Garage to George Square and back: the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) is about much more than just classic buses, and celebrated 2023, its 21st year, with a staggering set of superlatives.

The Trust’s membership is the largest it has ever been, up a remarkable 26% on 2022 from 654 to 824 – that’s 170 new sign-ups. Attendance at events and tours soared to 9,627 from 7,243, a 33% rise – Bridgeton’s biggest. The number of passenger journeys on free services leapt 42% from 13,906 to 19,765, the highest total yet. And our freshly refitted Clippies Cafe sold out all stock at every major event, thanks to the sterling efforts of the catering team.


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