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    10.11.18 - Works Update

    A lot of work has been going on over the last two weeks, on various fronts. What follows is an update on progress:

    (1) Bridge repairs - the beams in the ship's bridge had rotted beyond repair. Fairlie Boat Builders attended a few weeks ago to make a new template, for fabrication off-site. From the photos you can see Fairlie Boat Builders at work, removing the woodwork atop the bridge, so the new beams can be installed.

    (2) Deck - thanks to a generous donor we have been able to progress deck repairs to the foredeck. The planker and caulker have removed a lot of rotten wood (as you can see from the photos). Replacement teak is on order and will be installed very soon. They also have cleaned the deck using a bleaching system; you can clearly see the results "before" (starboard) and "after" (port). Just imagine how gorgeous Queen Mary will look once the rest of the deck is cleaned!

    (3) Clyde Marine Services continue their very generous sponsorship in-kind, with their ABs attending to progress stripping and priming the ship's railings. The photos show the ABs working at the stern. This area is now complete and we are on the "home stretch", with only half the starboard side outstanding.

    (4) Walkerweld Engineering Ltd are continuing essential steel work repairs. You can see from the photos the condition of the steel work at the base of the Captain's Cabin "before" (taken from the forward saloon) and "after" - a real transformation.

    (5) Walkerweld Engineering Ltd will finish re-instating the first batch of promenade deck windows this week coming; more on that in our next post, because the window refurbishment marks our first major funding campaign since last summer.

    If you want to see all this work in progress for yourselves, make sure you book your free tickets for next weekend's tours. These will be your last chance to get on board TS Queen Mary before Glasgow Doors Open Day, in September!

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    It all comes at a bit of a price, though ....................

    10.06.18 - WINDOW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

    Today we launch our first funding campaign since summer 2017.

    So far we have raised and invested £1.6M in cash and in-kind in the project to re-activate TS Queen Mary.

    Very soon we will be announcing details of our educational partner who will operate the ship's bar and restaurant spaces as a skills development academy (the first of its kind in the UK). This will unlock a substantial capital investment in these three spaces.

    We still need to raise £52,000 to meet the cost of restoring the ship's 54 promenade deck windows, and 50 windows on her main deck. The process for each window is quite involved:

    - Each frame is unbolted from ship's shell
    - The frame is removed for inspection and shot blasting
    - If in too poor a condition for blasting, a new frame is fabricated
    - New glass is put into the frame and sealed with neoprene
    - The aperture is checked and remedial steel work repairs are undertaken, if required
    - The frame is presented to the ship's shell and reattached with new galvanised steel bolts

    Each window costs £500 to refurbish, and so we are appealing to our supporters and local businesses for support.

    In the photos you can see what a frame looks like "before" and "after", showing you the visual impact the work will have.

    In recognition of assistance a brass plaque is being attached to each frame, bearing the donor's name, where it will be seen by all the visitors to the ship for years to come.

    You (or the company you work for) can help by sponsoring a window in full (£500) or a window in part (£250).

    To donate, just click the link below and then select the relevant amount. MyDonate also automatically collects gift aid on our behalf, increasing the value of your giving by 25%.

    It goes without saying that we are indebted to you all for your ongoing support, and extremely grateful to those of you who can help with this campaign.

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    11.06.18 - JWF SUPPORT WINDOW CAMPAIGN

    Less than 24 hours after launching our campaign, we are delighted to have received a pledge from JW Fairbairn Ltd to cover the cost of the first three windows!

    Glasgow based JWF are specialists in instrumentation, flow measurement and metering solutions.

    Kenneth Fairbairn (Managing Director) says:

    "We are delighted to sponsor a great local cause. It is unbelievable to see the difference in the “before” and “after” photos!"

    "We wish you every success and look forward to seeing the renovation work moving along".

    Our current campaign is to raise £52,000 to meet the cost of restoring the ship's 54 promenade deck windows and 50 windows on her main deck.

    Thanks to Kenneth Fairbairn and the team at JWF we have the first £1,500 raised!

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    It seems that several local businesses are now stepping in to fund new windows
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    The windows sponsorship appeal is progressing quickly

    A very illustrative video has been posted showing the on-going work (and there are more to follow)

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...2706227/?t=216

    It is good when you hook-up with colleges, including the creative arts departments and get pro-quality results : great for all concerned
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    I can't get over how many firms are now participating in the current window replacement programme with their donations - absolutely amazing !
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    It seems like I have my photo in the Glasgow Herald (today's, I think) ......as a "high-profile guest"
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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    TS Queen Mary - new permanent home Originally Posted by tramscape TS Queen Mary - new permanent home
    It seems like I have my photo in the Glasgow Herald (today's, I think) ......as a "high-profile guest"
    Yes today's Herald indeed. Don't know why that idiot Kiernan merits a "high profile"

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    It's quite a good photo of me - clearly the professionals can do a better job than the family in that respect !

    At least they got my name correct - which is a blessing, but being so high profile, I would expect nothing less
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    TS Queen Mary Restoration - Part 3




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    New video showing the complete manufacturing process for the new window frames for the promenade deck. All windows on this deck have now been sponsored, I believe

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...4655114894435/

    It is gratifying how every step of the way, the cameras have been there and the Friends have seen fit to publish things

    Educational ? Well, yes ! Fascinating ? For sure !

    So good that so many sponsors are coming forward - an absolutely amazing restoration project
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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    TS Queen Mary - new permanent home Originally Posted by tramscape TS Queen Mary - new permanent home
    New video showing the complete manufacturing process for the new window frames for the promenade deck. All windows on this deck have now been sponsored, I believe

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...4655114894435/

    It is gratifying how every step of the way, the cameras have been there and the Friends have seen fit to publish things

    Educational ? Well, yes ! Fascinating ? For sure !

    So good that so many sponsors are coming forward - an absolutely amazing restoration project
    Yes the openness and willingness to engage are refreshing and in contrast to some other organisations.

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    30.07.18 - ROBERT BARR TRUST SUPPORTS DECK WORK

    We are delighted to report that the Robert Barr Charitable Trust has awarded the Charity a grant of £30,000.

    This has enabled us to undertake extensive deck and steel work repairs on the ship's foredeck (which was the area worst affected by rot and water ingress).

    Work started on the project in late May, and should conclude in August.

    Below are photos showing Conor Oliver and his team at work. You can see what they started with, in May, and the massive progress made since then.

    The photos tell the story. The team began by cropping out and lifting all visibly rotten planks and margin. The old caulking was removed and the seams cleaned out and deepened slightly, to accept a new marine compound.

    New planks were cut and shaped, and inserted in place (but not bolted - see further below).

    As they progressed, the deck was lightly sanded and acetone applied to clean the teak. Glue was then pasted in before the new marine compound was inserted. This then was sanded very lightly again, as you can see in one photo, to leave a beautifully caulked deck.

    Unfortunately due to years of neglect when the rotten planks were lifted, it emerged that some 22 frame and margin repairs were required. You can see some of the damage in one photo. The good news is that these were all successfully fixed by Willie Strang and his team from Walkerweld Engineering Ltd. These repairs use Grade A steel and are permanent. Conor Oliver finally was able to drill new holes in the steel and insert securing bolts.

    The funding boost has also allowed us to progress repairs to the wheelhouse deck-head, which has consistently leaked. The team from Fairlie Boat Builders have taken on the job of stripping back the deck-head, and also lifting the composite material that had been poured on her bridge wings. New beams were handcrafted and inserted; soon the new "roof" will go on.

    In other news:

    (1) All the rotten steel work around the base of the woodwork of the wheelhouse has been cropped way and new steel inserted
    (2) The bulwark in front of the bridge is being cropped down beneath the handrails (which have been taken off) and new curved pieces will be fabricated by Walkerweld Engineering Ltd and then welded in place, to allow the railings to go back on
    (3) The ladder up to the wheel house has been taken off in order to be stripped down and oiled.

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    08.08.18 - TS QUEEN MARY'S BRASSWARE RETURNING

    We are delighted to be able today to announce that we have concluded a contract that will see all of TS Queen Mary's original brassware and other historic heritage items returned to the ship.

    The brass items include TS Queen Mary's:

    - Builder's plate
    - Engine maker's plate
    - Bell
    - Whistle
    - Bridge telegraphs
    - Engine room telegraphs
    - Brass light fittings
    - Engine room steam gauges
    - Bridge binnacle

    The heritage items include TS Queen Mary's:

    - Teak dining room chairs
    - Captain's chair
    - Aft steering wheel
    - Original signage
    - Navigation lights
    - Mast lights
    - Restaurant doors
    - Cowl ventilators

    Finally, for those of you with keen memories, the collection includes the framed map of the Firth of Clyde, which formerly was on display above the main stairway on board.

    The collection clearly is of incredible historical importance to TS Queen Mary, and it was carefully collated by the ship's former owner, David Lau (1981 - 1987).

    David Lau was an excellent custodian of the ship, and he worked tirelessly to source the items (many having been stripped out when the ship was laid up in 1977). In many cases Mr Lau had to spend considerable sums to persuade those who had asset stripped Queen Mary, in 1977, to return the items they possessed.

    The collection is worth many tens of thousands of pounds, but the owner has agreed to sell it to the Charity for £25,000. This figure is the lowest possible to ensure that he is reimbursed what he paid out, in today's monetary terms.

    Thanks to the generosity of several supporters, matched by a donation of £5,000 from businessman Adam Bruce, the Charity has been able to meet the downpayment of £10,000. This leaves us with a funding target of £15,000, and we will shortly be launching a campaign to raise that sum. We hope that you will support it, and - in doing so - help to permanently secure this important collection not only for TS Queen Mary, but also for the City of Glasgow.
    ...........

    My comment : Great that news about this major development can now be revealed. I hope others will join me in supporting this and the general work of the FOTSQM
    Remember, Gift Aid is available to boost donations (yes, gifts !) and doing it through the FOTSQM's "MyDonate" page on their website, no commission is taken by MyDonate (unlike many of these fundraising sites......)

    We really are making substantial progress
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    The next episode in the series of Restoration videos

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    Restoration video part 6

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...MgjE_XmlMAgymw

    Enjoy the latest of our restoration videos. In this part we go behind the scenes of a lot of major projects that have been progressing this summer.

    (1) Walkerweld Engineering Ltd fixing longitudinal frames beneath the Captain's Cabin and also substantially rebuilding its starboard side
    (2) Walkerweld Engineering Ltd repairing the frames in the Queen's Restaurant
    (3) UHP testing in the observation lounge (in advance of blasting and painting, this autumn)
    (4) Railings being restored by Clyde Marine Services
    (5) Installation of shore power
    (6) Installation of new bilge pump panels by Gavin Stewart
    (7) Wheelhouse beams and deck-head restoration by Fairlie Boat Builders
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    The funnels are going buff.

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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    TS Queen Mary - new permanent home Originally Posted by youngac TS Queen Mary - new permanent home
    The funnels are going buff.
    Yes, and I guess they look a bit better .... and keep some of the critics quiet !

    Looks about right for late 40s/50s but I'm sure it was a lot brighter in the late 60s !
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    Some nice photos of the funnels being repainted over on the FOTSQM FB page

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    New video snippet

    Captain Calum Bryce rings TS Queen Mary's engine repeater; the first time it has been rung since 1977.

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    Some photos of the heritage items recovered for the Trust and now in store

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    Restoration Video - Part 7

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...4644151682626/

    Fantastic stuff
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    The next part of the restoration on video

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...5893903509935/

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    A nice short pro-shot video of work being undertaken when she was in Garvel

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    Tunnocks have donated £ 25 k towards the restoration
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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    TS Queen Mary - new permanent home Originally Posted by tramscape TS Queen Mary - new permanent home
    Tunnocks have donated £ 25 k towards the restoration
    Teacakes all round!

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    10.11.18 - Funding for Bulwarks and Aft Stairwell

    We are pleased to confirm that we have received funding from a generous benefactor to allow us to continue steel work repairs aboard TS Queen Mary.

    In particular, we will be completing the restoration of the foredeck area by removing the Burma teak handrails and replacing the rotten bulwark. The same job will be carried out at the stern.

    On the boat deck the aft stairwell hatch will be fully repaired and the two original windows restored.

    We are delighted once again to be partnering with Walkerweld Engineering Ltd, which has been awarded the contract to undertake the work.

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    22.11.18 - Netherton Trust Support Queen Mary

    We are delighted to announce that the Netherton Trust has awarded a grant of £3,000 to cover the cost of essential works on board, including the laying of a temporary plastic coating on the boat deck, to stop water ingress over the winter months, pending restoration.

    We are grateful to the Trustees for their generosity.

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    09.12.18 - £62,000 Funding Boost for TS Queen Mary

    We are delighted to announce that prominent Glasgow businessman, Adam Bruce, has donated £62,000 to our capital appeal.

    Iain Sim, Trustee, says:

    “Adam’s exceptionally generous gift takes the total raised in cash and kind, since 2015, to £1.95 million, and – more importantly – takes us closer to our goal of re-opening TS Queen Mary as a heritage destination and education centre, at Glasgow Science Centre.”

    The funding will be used to take forward steel work repairs to the ship’s margin plates and to those frames on the boat deck that were damaged by water ingress.

    Work has already started, with Brookes Bell naval architects having been instructed to prepare a scope of work and all necessary drawings.

    Adam Bruce says:

    "I became interested in TS Queen Mary when my firm, Walker Weld, was undertaking steel work repairs to the ship. At that point I stepped in to provide essential funding to help secure the brass and heritage items for the charity.

    I believe in giving back to the community and so I wanted to do more to help restore this famous ship, in order that future generations can enjoy her.

    I am therefore pleased to be able to support the ongoing work with this second gift"

    We are indebted to Adam Bruce for this substantial gift towards the restoration of "the Glasgow Boat".

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    Tremendous next instalment of the restoration story - with expert commentary this time which adds even more to it

    https://www.facebook.com/tsqueenmary...5020474875389/

    Fascinating, informative and reflecting a real sense of pride in the project

    Even I get a mention at the end !

    This is what you will see :


    Enjoy the latest of our restoration videos, produced by Keith Robertson.

    In this special episode we go behind the scenes of perhaps our biggest project viz. the restoration of the ship's Burmese teak decks.

    With an informative commentary from Captain Calum Bryce and Conor Oliver (planker) you will learn all about the methodology employed in the restoration.

    In summary:

    - Timber is power washed
    - Seams are raked to remove old bitumen and oakum
    - Timber is sanded down by 8mm to 10mm
    - Areas requiring to be replaced are identified
    - Seams cleared with an air line and knocked down
    - Seams cleaned with acetone
    - Bostik primer and caulk are applied
    - Caulk is skimmed down
    - Deck is sanded
    - New dowels are created required
    - Smaller holes filled with marine epoxy resin

    Enjoy!
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    More progress reported by FOTSQM

    21.12.18 - Clyde Marine Services Support Queen Mary

    We are delighted to report that thanks to the generous support of Greenock based Clyde Marine Services, TS Queen Mary's lower deck fixtures and fittings and old flooring have been dismantled and readied for removal.

    For the second year in a row Hamish Munro (owner of CMS) has seconded two ABs to work on TS Queen Mary, for a period of some four weeks.

    Iain Sim, Trustee, says:
    “Hamish has been a great friend to TS Queen Mary and his generous gift of in-kind support for this lower deck work has saved the Charity £10,000 as against the lowest commercial quotation we received".

    Hamish Munro says
    "I greatly admired TS Queen Mary when she was in service and I am committed to supporting her in preservation. I am pleased that Clyde Marine Services can continue to provide support in-kind for this fantastic project. I am also delighted to learn that we have saved the Charity £10,000, which can now be spent elsewhere on board the ship".

    You can see from the photos the enormous job that the men have undertaken, which has seen literally every 1997 partition dismantled, vents taken down and decking lifted.

    You can see in one photo some original 1933 panelling in what was a lower deck drinks servery! Clearly that has been left alone, and a decision on how best to preserve it will be taken in the New Year. The rubble also will be bagged up and disposed of, at that point.

    We are very grateful to Hamish and all the team at Clyde Marine Services for their ongoing friendship and support. Make sure you raise a glass to them this Christmas!

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    .... and whilst things are going on deep down below, there is no letting up - up top !

    21.12.18 - Deck Tenting Installation

    Having successfully battened down TS Queen Mary's boat deck with a temporary coating (and instated a walkway the length of the deck), work has moved on to tenting over key areas of the ship.

    From today's photos you can see that the team from Fairlie Boat Builders have finished building the tent structure in way of the ship's wheelhouse and have covered it over with heavy duty tarpaulin.

    You will note that this area of deck does not have a cover battened down over it; this is because work has already started on sanding it and raking out the seams.

    The idea is that as the temporary covers are lifted, the team can work on the deck timbers without these getting soaked by rainwater.

    Work will soon move down to the foredeck and - finally - the stern. The main body of the boat deck (aft of the wheelhouse) is effectively a large rectangle and can be scaffolded normally, we expect that to happen at some point early in the New Year.

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    20.01.19 - Works Update

    Volunteer work on board TS Queen Mary has started apace!

    So far the January our work parties, lead by Crawford Paterson and Calum Bryce, have concentrated on the following tasks:

    - Kitchen space on lower deck (the old Queen's Restaurant when the ship was in service) being gutted of all redundant London era stainless steel kit
    - Old redundant copper pipe runs on lower deck being removed to scrap
    - Old walls on lower deck (demolished by Clyde Marine Services) being cut up into small pieces and bagged, ready for removal

    Turning to other projects, we are pleased to report that the work on tenting in the boat deck for'd (together with the coverings that were instated elsewhere) have almost completely eradicated water ingress from up top. Work is well underway on building a temporary structure on the foredeck to allow that to be tented in, also.

    Finally, in order to allow the stern area to be tented in, our contractors removed the stern ladder and moved it to the aft deck housing. New doors also have been installed.

    You can see from today's photo the ladder securely in its new (temporary) position; this is probably the first time since the mid 1980s that access has been able to be taken to the boat deck from this position!

    If you would like to be part of our friendly, inclusive volunteer work parties, please do contact us at:

    volunteer@tsqueenmary.org.uk

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    01.02.19 - TS Queen Mary Upcoming Works

    Since the start of 2019 steady progress has been made behind the scenes in planning the next major work on TS Queen Mary.

    As the ship is now stripped back to her shell, we are working with our naval architects, Brookes Bell, to assess the next steps in the restoration pathway.

    We are pleased to be able to confirm that several significant projects are fully funded and will start w/c 4th February.

    (1) Every internal space will be laser scanned by Brookes Bell, to allow their team to build an accurate 3D point cloud model of the ship. The model - when finished - will be used as the basis of the ship's conservation plan.

    On board the ship, a team has this week been clearing rubble on the lower deck (from the December demolition) in order to prepare for the laser scan (which requires unrestricted access to the ship's shell).

    (2) TS Queen Mary's superstructure is to be fully NDT tested, down to the waterline. This will give the naval architects a complete picture of what steel needs to be replaced in the superstructure (and exactly where).

    (3) A new 2019 General Arrangement will be created in CAD form, so that once decisions are made about the lay-out of the ship in her new static role, the naval architects can easily insert electrical cable runs and pipe runs etc.

    (4) The ship will be inclined and her stability book updated.

    Captain Calum Bryce (Vice-Chairman/Head of Marine) says:

    "Next week will be very important for TS Queen Mary. The full NDT survey of the ship's plating above the waterline will run in tandem with the laser scanning.

    The NDT will establish the condition of the steelwork in those areas and - in combination with the laser scanned 3D map - enable a repair specification to be drawn up.

    With the ship's stability re-checked and verified, we can proceed with the restoration of TS Queen Mary with complete confidence".
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    02.02.19 - Deloitte LLP Support TS Queen Mary

    We are delighted to announce that Deloitte LLP are supporting the ongoing restoration of TS Queen Mary, with a generous donation to meet the cost of restoring the ship's wheelhouse.

    In due course the wheelhouse will host an immersive digital VR experience.

    Iain Sim, Trustee, says:
    “We are delighted that Deloitte LLP is continuing to back our project to restore Queen Mary.

    This latest very generous gift is on top of the pro bono support they provided when a member of the Deloitte team was seconded to work with us on our business plan."

    Stephen Williams, Senior Partner of Deloitte LLP, says:
    "I am very pleased that Deloitte is able to play a part in supporting this cause. The restored and updated vessel will provide a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about Glasgow’s maritime heritage, as well as a state of the art learning and development facility for those pursuing a nautical career.”

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    .... and still the news flows in !

    04.02.18 - Aggreko Support TS Queen Mary

    We are delighted to announce that Glasgow-based power company Aggreko are supporting the restoration of TS Queen Mary, by providing a shoreside generator to supply all the power required for work on-board the ship.

    In December 2018, Aggreko tasked a project manager to assess the power requirements of TS Queen Mary. A brand new generator was sized for the job and then delivered to Glasgow Science Centre.

    The team at Aggreko are able to monitor the new generator set remotely and support the charity as it maximises reliability and efficiency on the restoration project.

    Iain Sim, Chairman, says:
    “TS Queen Mary's previous generator was starting to show signs of wear and tear. We needed to find an alternative solution and reached out to Aggreko. We are delighted that they have stepped in to support us. It is certainly appropriate that a firm with such a strong footprint in both Glasgow and Dumbarton is backing TS Queen Mary".

    Chris Weston, Chief Executive of Aggreko, says:
    "Aggreko is delighted to be supporting the restoration of TS Queen Mary, one of the oldest Clyde-built steamers in the world. TS Queen Mary is an iconic part of Glasgow’s past and it is fitting that, once restored, she will once again become a symbol of Scottish engineering across the world. We look forward to seeing her back in her full former glory soon.”

    Crawford Paterson, Vice Chairman, says:
    "It is fantastic that such a well-established Scottish company is supporting the project. This takes the total raised in cash and kind to £1.97 million and having such robust power infrastructure really helps us drive the restoration forward".

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