Author: Martin Longhurst+

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

New Bristol Venue for Branch Meetings

Now to take place at the Underfall Yard Visitor’s Centre, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG.

Waverley Grand Draw 2021 Results

The draw took place at the end of the live YouTube broadcast on Friday 26 November 2021.

An Exciting Weekend on the Waverley

The middle weekend of August visit several ports, including Ardrishaig for the first time in 20 years.

Waverley Update

A summary of Waverley’s 2021 Clyde sailing season so far.

Waverley on the Clyde 2021

Waverley’s season is progressing well during a period of very fine weather.

Waverley has Returned to Service

Waverley welcomed her first passengers of the 2021 season aboard on Tuesday June 29 with everyone enjoying the idyllic sailing conditions.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

By Waverley to St Mawes

The true story of Waverley’s only call at St Mawes on 15th May 1996.

First PSPS Online Presentation

Watch again the first PSPS online presentation entitled “Waverley – Achieving 2020 and Beyond”.

Waverley Down South 1993

Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Society’s First Online Talk Announced

We are delighted to announce the details for our first ever online live presentation which will take place on Friday 12th February at 7:30pm GMT/UTC.

Happy Birthday, Mr Vice-President

1 November 2020 marks the 80th birthday of Society Vice-President Terry Sylvester.

2020 AGM Minutes Published

The draft minutes of the Society’s thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.

Waverley’s First Cruise in 2020

Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.

Waverley Moves to Greenock Custom House Quay

Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.

Take a Virtual Cruise on the Maid!

Support the Maid of the Loch by taking a virtual cruise of the full length of Loch Lomond.

Bill Prynne 1925-2020

Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.

Easter on Waverley

Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

New Chairman Takes the Reins

The Council of Management appointed John Allen to be the Society’s National Chairman on 28 March.

Successful AGM at Southampton

Over 60 members attended our Annual General Meeting in Southampton on the very wet Saturday afternoon of 26 October.

£1m Scottish Government Funding to Waverley

The Scottish Government have announced £1m funding for Waverley.

Waverley Appeal Update – Press Release

The latest Appeal news for Waverley; the total raised reaches £850,000.

Marking Our Diamond Anniversary

To commemorate the Society’s Diamond Anniversary, two new publications have been crafted to tell our story, a hardback book and a DVD.

£150,000 Cash Boost for Waverley Appeal

The PSPS has made a grant of £150,000 to Waverley’s Boiler Refit Appeal.

Alan Robinson

It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful death of our Founder and President, Professor Alan Robinson on 29 August 2019, aged 99 years.

Kingswear Castle Evening Cruise

On 22 June 2019, Wessex & Dart Branch again took advantage of one of the ‘promotional cruises’ agreed when KC returned to the Dart.

Further PSPS Support of £82,000 for Waverley

A grant of £82,592 has been paid to WSN to fund more work done as a part of the 2018/2019 refit.

Lifeline Cash for Waverley Agreed

The PSPS has agreed an immediate cash injection of over £170,000 to fund the recent dry docking.

Waverley Evening Cruise Round Bute

The PSPS (Scottish Branch) annual Evening Fund Raising Cruise will take place on Wednesday 10th July.

Society seeks new Independent Examiner

The Council of Management has decided that it is time that we should change our Independent Examiner.