The story of Glasgow's greatest shipyard


As a social enterprise, community engagement is at the very core of the Govan Workspace ethos and Fairfield Heritage has become a vibrant centre for wide-ranging community activities and events.


Talks on shipbuilding subjects, offered afternoons and evenings in the Boardroom and via Zoom link, are delivered by expert speakers ranging from former shipyard workers to academics.

Walking Tours

Govan heritage and Shipbuilding heritage

We offer two walking tours covering the shipbuilding history of Govan and development of the town itself. These are seasonal and happen twice a week at peak for up to twenty people.

Family History Group

The Family History Group now has a core of ten volunteers and public participants offering advice to people researching family history. It often handles overseas enquiries from people seeking information about relatives who worked in the shipyard or lived in Govan. The group meets once a fortnight and arranges occasional Open Days.

Dementia Friendly Sessions

Fairfield welcomes regular visits from a particular group that caters for dementia sufferers. Sessions, run in association with Alzheimers Scotland, are hosted by a volunteer who is a former nurse and well known Dementia Champion. These meetings, involving up to 12 people once a month, prove especially beneficial for those affected who have had links to Govan, including former shipyard workers.

All of our events will be advertised here and tickets will be available via Eventbrite.

Scotland’s Uplifting Heritage – Giants of the Clyde

Scotland’s Uplifting Heritage

Giants of the Clyde

Being Human a Festival of humanities

Being Human Festival 2023

Muriel and Jasper are back at Fairfield!

New Shipbuilding Academy on the Clyde

New Shipbuilding Academy on the Clyde

A talk by BAE Systems Naval Ships

John Elder Statue

Fairfield Heritage walking tour

Explore Govan's rich history

Dementia Friendly Visit

Invitation to Fairfield

From Daring to Duncan - The story of building the Type 45

From Daring to Duncan

The story of building the Type 45

Doors Open Days 2023

Doors Open Days 2023

Sunday at Doors Open Days 2023

"Muriel" and "Jasper"...

A costumed interpretation by Artemis Scotland

Three Empresses of Britain

Canadian Pacific’s 3 Empresses of Britain