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Group DescriptionBased in Glasgow, near to the River Clyde, The GalGael trust is known around the world for its shipbuilding and inspirational community regeneration. They build and sailing wooden boats in celebration of Scotland's heritage.
see this BBC story for more about GalGael:
MacLeod and his original band of Glaswegian followers wanted to give something back to the local people who had supported their campaign.
He had trained as a forester in the US before working as a volunteer with Native Americans, where he was struck by efforts to wean youngsters off alcohol by re-introducing them to their cultural roots.
The experience inspired him to register a charity, and he appealed on local radio for any trees which had been blown down in a storm to be taken to a patch of waste ground in Govan.
There he set about having the long-term unemployed carve the first full-sized Hebridean war galley built in Scotland for 400 years at his GalGael boatyard in Govan.
Macleod died in November 2005, but remains a legendary figure for many in Glasgow.
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