With the opening of the Riverside Museum on track for late spring this year, Glasgow Taxis have contributed to the fundraising effort.
The Riverside Museum Appeal began the year by celebrating a
£5000 donation from Glasgow Taxis. The Museum build work is now
complete and the inside fit out work is continuing. The Museum is
on schedule to open in late spring.
The donation marks a significant step towards the Riverside Museum
Appeal's final £5million target. The donation from Glasgow Taxis
Ltd, which owns about 70% of the city's black cab fleet, secures
the organisation's position as a benefactor, and will see the taxi
group permanently recognised in Glasgow's new museum of
transport. The Appeal has already raised over £4million to
complete the funding for the project.
Councillor Archie Graham, who is deputy chairman of the Riverside
Museum Appeal, met with Danny Ryan of Glasgow Taxis at the new
museum to personally accept the donation.
"Glasgow Taxis' donation is a significant step towards our final
£5million target and hopefully it will encourage members of the
public and other organisations to dig deep and show their support
of the Riverside Museum as we enter the final few months of this
As well as the donation, Glasgow taxi drivers have been helping
Riverside curators with some of the displays. When it opens in late
spring, the new museum will feature two taxis: the iconic Beardmore
Hyper Mark III taxicab, built in 1932; and the 1980s Metrocab, the
first taxi in Scotland designed to carry people in
The Riverside Museum Appeal is the second major capital appeal
undertaken with Glasgow Museums. It follows the hugely successful
refurbishment of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The £5million fundraising target is a fundamental element of the
partnership-funding package. It represents the private and
voluntary sector's contribution towards this exciting and
Riverside Museum Appeal