Author: Paul Semple

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

Waverley for Ardrishaig

Waverley will make a rare visit to Ardrishaig on Sunday 15th August.

Crew Positions on Waverley this Season

Waverley is currently recruiting crew for the 2021 season.

PS Freshwater and the Birth of PSPS

Images of PS Freshwater – the paddle steamer directly linked to the birth of the PSPS.

Waverley’s 1981 Re-Boilering – Further Images

A second report on Waverley’s 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.

30 Year Look Back – Waverley’s 1990 Season

A look back at Waverley’s 1990 season which began at Easter on the Clyde and finished in mid October on the Bristol Channel.

Waverley’s 2020 Dry Docking

A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 12/03/2020

An update on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Progress Report – 01/02/2020

The first progress report on Waverley’s boiler refit.

Re-Boilering Waverley – 2000 and 2020

A look back to Waverley’s re-boilering in 2000 to consider what is to come in 2020.

Maid of the Loch – In Steam

The aroma of steam and hot oil is once again to be savoured by all who go aboard the last paddle steamer built in Scotland.

Waverley Appeal Passes £2m Milestone

Waverley’s Boiler Refit Appeal has now raised over £2 million.

60 Years of the PSPS – DVD Trailer

The trailer for the new DVD marking 60 years of the Society that saved the last of Britain’s paddle steamers.

Solent Scene Fundraising Success

Over £1,600 was raised for Waverley’s Boiler Refit Appeal on the Solent Scene cruise.

Waverley’s 1981 Re-Boilering

Recapping Waverley’s 1981 Re-Boilering.

Viewing Queen Mary Cruise – Friday 28th June – Advance Notice

Unfortunately we are unable to offer a charter this Friday evening to view Queen Mary heading upriver to Glasgow.

Waverley at Ilfracombe

2019 marks the 40th anniversary since Waverley first visited the Bristol Channel and Ilfracombe.

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

A look back at the 1989 season when over 300,000 passenger journeys were made on Waverley and Balmoral.

Scottish Branch Festive Cruise – Now Fully Booked

The Scottish Branch Festive Cruise on 28th December is now fully booked.

Douglas McGowan to Share his Memories of Clyde Steamers – Friday 14th December

Everyone is invited to attend the PSPS meeting in Glasgow on Friday 14th December when Douglas McGowan MBE shares his steamer memories.

£1 Million Funding for Maid of the Loch

The Scottish Government has confirmed £950,000 support for Maid of the Loch restoration.

Delta Queen Exemption Reinstated

The stern wheeler Delta Queen is set to return to service after an exemption renewal.

PSPS Festive Cruise – Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the Festive Cruise 2018 on Friday 28th December are now on sale.

PSPS Scottish Branch Waverley Grand Draw 2018 – Winners Announced 

The winning tickets have been announced for the PSPS Waverley Grand Draw 2018.

2018 PSPS AGM – Saturday 17th November

The 2018 AGM takes place on Saturday 17th November.

PSPS 2019 Calendar on Sale Now

The PSPS 2019 Calendar is on sale now.

Waverley at Gravesend

Some pictures capturing Waverley at Gravesend during her recent sailings on the Thames.

Paddle Wheels Magazine – Latest Issue Published

The latest ‘Paddle Wheels’ magazine is available to all new PSPS members – join today!

PSPS Supports Maid of the Loch

A statement from Paul Semple, PSPS National Chairman, on Maid of the Loch.

“Waverley on London’s River” DVD

A new DVD “Waverley on London’s River” is now on sale.

Princess Elizabeth – The Final “Princess” Paddler!

A review of PS Princess Elizabeth’s 91 year career to date by PSPS member Peter Lamb.