Operators urged to back Clutha Trust

• Clutha owner Alan Crossan.
• Clutha owner Alan Crossan.
OPERATORS across Scotland are being urged to get behind a new charity initiative set up by the owner of Glasgow’s Clutha bar.
The Clutha Trust will officially launch with a gig at Glasgow’s Barrowland tomorrow (November 28) – a year after a police helicopter crashed through the roof of the pub, claiming the lives of ten people and injuring several others.
Clutha owner Alan Crossan told SLTN the charity aims to continue the pub’s legacy of supporting young musicians; it will help disadvantaged children become involved in the arts or hospitality industry.
As well as the launch gig, the Trust will auction a number of guitars signed by the likes of The Libertines, The View, The Specials and Christy Moore.
And Alan is encouraging publicans across Scotland to get involved by staging their own Clutha Trust event.
“We [the Trust] will give them a pack with posters and suggest bands,” he said.
“We’re aiming to help young people all over Scotland; it will hopefully get them involved in something positive.
“The Clutha was all about music and the Trust will continue that legacy.”
Anyone interested in staging a Clutha Trust event should email thecluthatrust@gmail.com