Airport supports the Titan Crane

30 Sep 2011

Glasgow Airport has agreed to fund a series of workshops to teach young people about the famous Titan Crane and its role in building the biggest ships in the world.

The airport, which is fully committed to supporting local projects in its neighbouring communities, has donated £4203 to the Titan Clydebank Trust.

The trust, which is responsible for running the "A" listed Titan Crane - one of the West of Scotland's most iconic tourist attractions - recently opened a new Education and Visitors Centre which provides visitors and education groups with a source of information and training facilities.

The education workshops, which will be delivered at the centre, will help young people understand the crane's industrial heritage and its historic impact on the Scottish and wider UK economy.

Graham Mochan, Chair of Clydebank re-built, the urban regeneration company who restored the crane said: "This funding from Glasgow Airport will give a big boost to the Titan Trust's schools and community education programme, allowing more people to learn about the Clyde's great shipbuilding heritage.

"We are delighted that Glasgow Airport is supporting the Titan Crane which is a real landmark and can be seen by passengers flying into the airport".

Councillor William Hendrie added: "The Titan Crane is Clydebank's most famous monument and over the years the trust has done a magnificent job in bringing tens of thousands of people to visit this historical landmark feature. I'm sure the workshops will prove to be extremely popular with schools throughout the West of Scotland."

Since January 2011, Glasgow Airport's community funding programme has donated over £116,000 to a number of local charities and community groups in the Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow area.