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Kippen Boatyard

Door open days

14 September 2019 (2 - 5pm)

15 September 2019 (2 - 5pm)

Stirling

Being so far inland, Kippen is not somewhere you would expect to

find a boat builders! Boats used to be fully built and fitted out in

Kippen before being transported to Greenock. Kippen boat builders,

James and Niven Miller, moved to Kippen from St Monans in Fife in

1937 and started building clinker boats and then lifeboats. Clinker

boats developed in Northern Europe and are built with the hull planks

overlapping each other, it is a style of boat building that has been

around since medieval times.

A variety of tools and other interesting historic artefacts will be on

display for visitors.

Limited disabled access.

Facilities

Key Information

Being so far inland, Kippen is not somewhere you would expect to

find a boat builders! Boats used to be fully built and fitted out in

Kippen before being transported to Greenock. Kippen boat builders,

James and Niven Miller, moved to Kippen from St Monans in Fife in

1937 and started building clinker boats and then lifeboats. Clinker

boats developed in Northern Europe and are built with the hull planks

overlapping each other, it is a style of boat building that has been

around since medieval times.

A variety of tools and other interesting historic artefacts will be on

display for visitors.

Limited disabled access.

Where to find us

Address
  • Shigarton Lane
  • off Fore Road
  • Kippen
  • FK8 3EA