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The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is well known for its annual open days, but the Trust isn’t just about preserving the past. Jonathan Welch found out what makes it relevant to the industry and the local community today, as well as what other similar groups could learn from its experiences

It was a typically dreich autumnal day as I headed to Glasgow to visit this year’s annual open weekend at the city’s Bridgeton bus garage, though at least the mist hanging ominously low over the Tay had lifted by the time I arrived on the Clyde. The former Glasgow Corporation garage is now home to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) and its collection of over 120 vehicles. The Trust has been in existence since 2002, following on from what was the Glasgow Bus Museum, which occupied the site from 2000. I met with GVVT Chairman Steve Booth to find out more about the Trust, and the valuable work it carries out not just in the preservation scene, but also within its local community. […]

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