Seagull Trust Cruises continues to go from strength to strength and, as there seems to be an unending request for cruises. In order to ensure our ability to provide the highest quality service to the passengers, and in order to provide the volunteers every chance of maintaining the highest standards, we are working on a number of key projects. As always the only limits to our development are:
We welcome help and support with all and any of these!
Ratho Dry Dock Cover. The Ratho Dry Dock is not covered at present and as the major maintenance work on our boats is carried out in the winter months, it is a cold place to work in, as well as being mucky. A cover for the dry dock will provide protection from the worst of the weather for our Volunteers and for the boats being worked on. If for example the boats are being painted and it rains before the paint is dry, a cover will avoid a rub down and a repaint. The estimated cost of providing a cover is about £49,000 and funding is in place. News Update
A Third Boat for Kirkintilloch. At Kirkintilloch there is a demand for our services which is not being met with two boats. Afternoon cruises for the whole of the cruising season, April to October inclusive, are usually fully booked before the season starts. The cost of providing a new boat is estimated to be about £160,000 and funds raised so far amount to £50,000.
An Extension for the Falkirk Boathouse. The Falkirk Boathouse was built in 1992 when there was only one boat based at Falkirk. Today there are four boats based at Falkirk which includes a Holiday boat, the Marion Seagull, which is too long to fit in the existing boathouse. The extension will provide protection from the weather for our Volunteers and for the boats being worked on. It will also include a Dry Docking facility. Plans for this have been drawn up and the Falkirk Council has given Planning Permission. The estimated cost of the extension is £850,000 of which £80,000 has been raised so far.
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