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  • "All these planks somehow go together and make a boat.

    And that boat somehow can hold us, take us all on a voyage. The voyage of a busted-up community to a better future.”

    Colin Macleod

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  • Our work provides a safe harbour where people whose lives have been battered by storms can find skills, purpose and inspiration. Storms such as worklessness, depression or addiction.

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  • We build traditional boats, produce a range of small craft items & make bespoke furniture. We also stock both air and kiln dried Scottish hardwoods and sell firewood.

    In our workshops both boats and lives are re-built.

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AT GALGAEL, WE HAVE CREATED A CULTURAL ANCHOR POINT AROUND WHICH LOCAL PEOPLE ARE RE-KINDLING SKILLS, COMMUNITY AND A SENSE OF PURPOSE.

GalGael provides learning experiences anchored in practical activities that offer purpose and meaning.

We provide a space that serves as something of a safe harbour for those whose lives have been battered by storms such as worklessness, depression or addiction.

We offer a workplace that challenges, inspires and creates the conditions conducive to learning; a space where mistakes are not only made but owned as our best teachers, where issues are left at the door and new identities forged.

News and Events

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    Recruiting Boat Builders

    Anchor & Sail will sustain the intangible heritage surrounding boat building in Scotland through a new partnership between...

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  • Spring Fair! 26 April

    Want a bit of us? Get that and more at our Spring Fair!

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Start your Journey

Are you up for the journey? Our Journey On programme seeks to reconnect people with the best within themselves through positive learning journeys grounded in practical activity.

Activities like working on producing our range of wooden products or working alongside crafts-folk to handcraft furniture, cooking in the kitchen, processing Scottish timber or helping out at a range of public events.

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This place is totally different to anywhere else I’ve ever known. They treat you as an equal....we all treat each other as equals.

 

Rosie

Volunteer

Rosie

Galgael Shop

The GalGael Shop stocks a range of products that are hand-crafted by our participants here at our Glasgow premises.

Buying directly from us is a great way to support our work. It's also a great way to buy green and local.

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GalGael Whisky Glasses
  • GalGael Whisky Glasses
  • Chopping Board
  • Tweed Lamp
  • Knife Block
  • Stave Bench
  • Bespoke Furniture