Superstar tradesman works on historic ship

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A YOUNG joiner has been chipping in to help restore an iconic tall ship to its former glory.

Craig Allan, from Kirkintilloch, was one of five apprentices from the City Building firm who played a crucial role in the £1.5million refurbishment of The Glenlee, which first took to the water in 1896.

Craig (22) said: “I was delighted to get involved and help restore The Glenlee to its former glory.

“I learned a lot about master craftsmanship and can really appreciate the unique skills used in traditional shipbuilding. I’m really proud of what we achieved on board.”

The Glenlee is one of the world’s last remaining Clyde-built tall ships. It was built in Port Glasgow.

It was later purchased in 1992 by The Clyde Maritime Trust, which has been in charge of an ongoing programme of restoration.

The ship was moved to a new berth outside the new Riverside Museum earlier this year.

ALL ABOARD: Craig is pictured (front right) with Frank Brown, chairman of the Clyde Maritime Trust, and the other apprentices.