The Fairfield Co-ordinator will be working with local schools to provide special workshops and associated learning resources that complement the Curriculum for Excellence.


If you are interested in joining our educational advisory group or have any ideas you would like to share with us regarding learning projects please get in touch with Abigail Morris by phoning 0141 445 5866 or emailing:

Pupils from Pirie Park visit the former Fairfield shipyard now BAe Systems Ltd

Pupils from Pirie Park visit the former Fairfield shipyard now BAe Systems as part of a joint technology project


Links to Useful Learning Resources

Learning and Teaching Scotland have already produced a number of great resources for the classroom that explore Glasgow’s rich heritage of shipbuilding and the people who contributed to it.  Look at the Scotland’s History section of their website or go directly to the resources using the links below:


Mapping Glasgow and the Clyde

An interactive map that shows the dramatic development of industries along the River Clyde over an eighteen year period from 1894 to 1912.


Can You Run a Shipyard?

An interactive game for a younger age group testing business acumen and investigating the grown of shipbuilding during Scotland’s industrial revolution.


Remembering Jimmy Reid

A huge variety of material exploring the life of the famous trade unionist, Jimmy Reid, and the decline of Glasgow’s shipyards
from the 1950s onwards. The resource includes two specially commissioned videos narrated by Billy Elliot star Gary Lewis, who
grew up in Glasgow and took part of the march of 1971 to support Jimmy Reid and the shipbuilders. Jimmy Reid: Pride of the Clyde charts the trade unionist’s life and work, whilst Jimmy Reid: The UCS Work-in tells of the success of the UCS industrial action.


Shipbuilding in Scotland

The BBC has also produced a resource for their Intermediate History site, Social Change:Employment 1945 to 1979.



A database at which allows you to search for vessels built at Fairfield and other shipyards along the River Clyde.

Between the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the heyday of shipbuilding on the Clyde, Govan was at the centre of the industry.

Whatever your age or experience we can offer a range of learning opportunities. From education groups to community visits.

We are looking for volunteers. To find out more about the huge variety of opportunities to support us, go to Get Involved in the Heritage site.

There's lots going on at Fairfield. Find out what's on via our EVENTS section.

Once described as the jewel in the crown of Govan, the restored building provides a magnificent venue for all for all kinds of events.