The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) has completed the purchase of Bridgeton Bus Garage from City Property Glasgow (Investments) LLP, an arms-length organisation of Glasgow City Council.
Speaking on the day of the announcement, Steven Booth, Chairman of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, said: “This is such good news for the Trust. We have been working hard to progress the purchase of the garage for some time.
“We have always thought that ownership of the building represented the best option for our long-term future and in doing so provides a secure home for the large collection of vehicles. It is a building made for looking after buses and other large vehicles.
“It is steeped in transport heritage as it represents the last bus garage in the city built by Glasgow Corporation. It is ideal for our purposes to continue the work we are doing and to develop our concept of creating a ‘working museum’ for visitors to enjoy.
“The garage is the perfect base for our events and other activities. Most importantly, it offers security for our ‘Back on the Road’ social inclusion programme. ‘Back on the Road’ has been operating for over 15 years helping those who are recovering from addiction problems allowing them to gain new skills to improve their chances of employment. This news ensures that the programme will have a secure place to operate from and so continue to deliver benefit to the local community.”