Glasgow Humane Society has been saving lives on and around Glasgow’s waterways for over 230 years. Founded in 1790, we are the oldest practical lifesaving organisation in the world. Countless Glaswegians owe their lives to the Officers, Volunteers and Directors of the Society.
The aims and objectives of Glasgow Humane Society are:
- To preserve human life in and around the waterways of Greater Glasgow.
- To provide lifeboat and safety services where and when requested.
- To advise councils, emergency services, universities and schools, businesses, riverside users and members of the public on safety and accident prevention.
- To educate the public about water safety.