Ship Ahoy! in a previous incarnation on the tall ship Glenlee: this year’s event at Coatbridge will be bigger and better

On Saturday 22 April 2017 the fifth annual SHIP AHOY! exhibition will take place at Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge, and CRSC will be participating. Entry is free.

Previous venues have included the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, and the tall ship Glenlee on the River Clyde, but it is hoped that the popular heritage museum at the North Lanarkshire town will attract big crowds.

This prestigious event brings together like-minded societies and clubs, to show their wares and display models, photographs and films. Young and old, and those in between, will find there is much to enjoy and experience at over 20 stands covering all aspects of Scottish shipping. Participating organisations include the Coastal Cruising Association, Caledonian MacBrayne, Friends of Glenlee, PSPS, WHSC, Waverley & Maid of the Loch, Friends of TS Queen Mary and many more….

Model ships will be displayed, and CRSC will be showing DVDs, selling books, magazines and photographs, and hopefully enticing new members. Best of all, there will be a chance to have a good blether. Of course, the museum’s usual attractions – working trams, mine tours and café – can still be experienced.

SHIP AHOY! opens its doors at 1000. There is free parking, and the museum is a 10-minute walk from either Coatbridge Central or Sunnyside Stations. Do come along, there will be lots to see and talk about!

A wide range of ship models will be on display. Stall-holders will include CRSC, CalMac and Friends of TS Queen Mary

There will be more room at Coatbridge than there was on Glenlee — and free parking — so please come along