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20 March 2022

Falls of Clyde: Bid to bring ship home receives major boost !

16 February 2022

Thank You Tascal MacLean!!

Falls of Clyde International are very thankful to long-time supporter Tascal MacLean. He has kindly composed this piece for us. Please give Tascal’s wonderful piece a listen.
Thank you Tascal!!

10 June 2021

DARWIN200 round Britain expedition – Glasgow

Falls of Clyde International, are pleased to welcome to Glasgow, the tall ship ‘Pelican of London’ as part of the DARWIN200 round Britain expedition. She is expected to tie up at Yorkhill Quay around 2:00pm tomorrow afternoon. The Falls of Clyde group are looking forward to presenting our story onboard the ‘Glenlee’ from Monday 14th June, for three days during the Pelican’s visit. The Falls of Clyde group hopes to play a part in the Legacy future of the Darwin campaign. Looking forward to meeting Mike Pierce, who made this visit possible.

7th June 2021

HMS Unicorn Online Talk – Falls of Clyde: Past, Present and Future

This talk will be given by David O’Neill, a ‘Gorbals’ native and member of Falls of Clyde International. David lives in Glasgow and is now retired, but continues to work on many community benefit projects.

5 June 2021

World Environmental Day

On this World Environmental Day, I thought it was worth listing our plans for future ship operations for the Falls of Clyde. We appreciate that we have to secure her release first from Honolulu, but that is a process we are engaged in, despite the recent cancelled bid process.
It is planned that she will play a role in the collection of Ocean plastics, in particular, ‘Ghost Nets’, from around the Pacific. This will be part of an Education programme on board, where kids can learn about climate change and gain hands on experiences.
We will offer to carry ethically produced products, from Hawaii also, offering access to new markets to local growers of Coffee, Sugar and other locally produced goods.
As she will be retro fitted with clean emission propulsion, that could be offered in Hawaii as a clean solution, retro fitted propulsion solution.
All of these activities will offer Hawaii communities, new opportunities and growth opportunities to local businesses.

24 May 2021

Listening to the Wind: Interview with Falls Of Clyde International

   International Windship Association

Talking this week with David O’Neill, the Director of Falls Of Clyde International about bringing the ship back to the Clyde and their vision for how they will put her back to work. Technology, Education, Training, Trading & Inspiring.

1st January 2021


Scottish Singer Billy Stewart
This song is about the Sailing Ship Falls Of Clyde. Originally built in Port Glasgow for the Falls Line she had a very varied career. She now lies in Honolulu Harbour where the The Falls Of Clyde International are trying to raise the money needed to return her to Glasgow.

3rd October 2020

Competition Design Brief

Following on from previous announcement – we are now delighted to offer all Naval Architects the chance to redesign the historic tall ship, Falls Of Clyde. Below are the details of the competition which can be downloaded as a PDF. Good luck!

For those that have already expressed an interest, please register your interest as requested by emailing us on and you will receive the specification document.


#redesigntheFOC #followthejourney #callingallnavalarchitects #bae #govandocks

1st September 2020


As Covid-19 still casts a dark shadow over many aspects of ‘Falls of Clyde’ activity in Hawaii, we wanted to give a little something back to all of our supporters worldwide.
We have been given this stunning model of the worlds most iconic sailing vessel, the Cutty Sark.
Made of Pewter, 7.5″ x 5.5″ tall, presented in a beautiful silk lined presentation box, a really special item for any sailor or simply as a supporter of the Falls of Clyde.
You can have this, no matter where you live around the world. To win this wonderful item, all you have to do is to pledge your support for the campaign by donating through the button at the top of the page. We suggest a $5 pledge but we will leave that for you to decide. Leave your name and email address and we will contact you at the closing date if you are selected from a lucky dip draw.
All proceeds will go towards the project admin costs.

13th August 2020


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24th June 2020

Bid to return iconic vessel to Inverclyde gets backing

Greenock Telegraph news article from 24th June 2020

7th January 2020

Press Release

In response to Governor David Ige’s press release below, today, we have written to DOT harbors department with a final offer to work together (in conjunction with Roll–Dock) to repatriate the ‘Falls of Clyde’ back to the UK. We shall keep you all appraised of any developments or further response.

10th October 2019

Press Release

Falls of Clyde International are pleased to release details of our plans for the historic vessel ‘Falls of Clyde’, currently impounded by the state of Hawaii, Honolulu.  Recent correspondence with DOT Harbors department recognises that our Scotland based campaign is a stand-alone group, separate in its identity from established local groups.



4th June 2019

The Save Falls of Clyde International Campaign will be represented at this upcoming event on 4th June, where we are to meet with major players in low carbon technologies that could offer new partnerships for the future.