Year: 2017

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Festive Cruise Report

Report on this year’s successful joint PSPS and Coastal Cruising Association Festive Cruise on MV Clyde Clipper to the Kyles of Bute and Ormidale.

Festive Cruise – Now Fully Booked

The PSPS/CCA Festive Cruise is now fully booked.

New Look Paddle Wheels Magazine Published

The new look Paddle Wheels magazine has now been published. Complimentary copies are now available.

Balmoral News

It has been announced that MV Balmoral will not be operating in 2018.

National AGM Minutes published

The Draft Minutes of the 30th Annual General Meeting have been published on this web site.

PSPS Council Changes

PSPS National Secretary John Anderson stood down on 25 November 2017 after nearly 40 years in the role.

Paul Semple – Meet the New Chairman

Paul Semple has been appointed as PSPS National Chairman.

Waverley Grand Draw 2017 – Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the Waverley 70th Anniversary Grand Draw.

Scottish Branch Festive Cruise – 27th December 2017

The Scottish Branch Festive Cruise 2017 will take place on Wednesday 27th December.

New PSPS YouTube Channel ft. Jeanie Deans

Click the link for our new YouTube Channel which now has a feature on PS Jeanie Deans.

New Waverley Excursions Chairman Announced

Vic Emery OBE has been appointed as Chairman of Waverley Excursions Ltd.

West Highland Steamer Club 50th Anniversary Dinner

PSPS Members are welcome to join celebrations to mark 50 years of the WHSC.

Clyde Steamers during WWI & WWII Presentation

The Scottish Maritime Museum’s ‘Pie & Pint Evening’ in Irvine on Friday 10th November will feature a presentation on the Clyde steamers during WWI & WWII.

2017 AGM – Saturday 18th November

The PSPS AGM is on Saturday 18th November in Cardiff. Following the AGM John Megoran will give a presentation marking 50 years since Kingswear Castle was purchased by the Society.

Waverley arrives on the Thames

A picture report on Waverley’s first Thames sailings of the 2017 season.

Step Aboard and Join the PSPS Today

Join the PSPS today and help to preserve Paddle Steamers Waverley & Kingswear Castle.

Loch Katrine Excursion Report

A report on the recent outing by the Scottish Branch to Loch Katrine.

Waverley Heads South

Waverley heads south after receiving repairs to her bow.

CRSC On the Spot – Iain Dewar

Iain Dewar, Chairman of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, is the subject of a Clyde River Steamer Club ‘On the Spot’ feature.

Waverley’s Final Call at Brodick Old Pier

Thursday 24 August 2017 saw Waverley’s final call at Brodick Old Pier. Waverley will use Brodick’s new pier from the start of the 2018 season.

Waverley Scottish Summer Season 2017

A look back at Waverley’s 2017 summer season in pictures.

Waverley for Brodick

A review of Waverley’s sailing on Tuesday 15th August.

Loch Katrine Day Trip – Saturday 9th September

Book now for the PSPS Scottish Branch outing to Loch Katrine on Saturday 9th September.

PSPS Membership Annual Renewals Due

PSPS annual membership is now due for renewal.

Chairman’s Message; Waverley – Financial Performance 2015/16

Once again Graham Shankland, Finance Director and accountant to Waverley Steam Navigation and Waverley Excursions Ltd, has prepared a summary financial statement for the last financial year.

Round Bute – Scottish Branch Charter 2017

A report on the recent Scottish Branch evening fundraising charter of Waverley.

Up River to Glasgow

Waverley captured as she makes her journey up river to Glasgow on the weekend of 15th/16th July 2017.

70 Years of Waverley – Souvenir Booklet

To mark the 70th Anniversary of Waverley’s maiden voyage the Scottish Branch has produced a limited-edition 16 page photo souvenir booklet available from the Souvenir Shop on board Waverley.

Waverley for Tighnabruaich

Waverley is now operating her Clyde summer cruising programme which started in mid June and runs until the end of August.