Author: Paul Semple

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Waverley’s Round Bute Evening Cruise – Wednesday 19th July 2017

Waverley’s only Evening Cruise from Largs and Keppel will take place on Wednesday 19th July. This will also be Waverley’s only Round Bute cruise of the 2017 season!

Waverley Reaches Oban

Waverley departed her Glasgow Science Centre berth just after 7am on Tuesday 30th May to start her journey north to Oban and into MacBrayne territory.

Waverley’s First Visit to Rothesay for 2017

Day 2 of Waverley’s 2017 season found her on the popular summer Saturday cruise from Glasgow to Tighnabruaich via Greenock, Helensburgh, Dunoon and Rothesay.

Waverley Returns to Service

Waverley’s first cruise of 2017 took place in excellent conditions attracting good passenger loadings.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley has now returned to Glasgow following her annual dry docking and survey at Garvel Dry Dock in Greenock.

Ship Ahoy! 2017

The 2017 Ship Ahoy! Maritime Heritage Exhibition will take place on Saturday 22nd April at the Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge.

Festive “Three Lochs” Cruise

On Tuesday 27th December the Scottish Branches of the PSPS and Coastal Cruising Association chartered MV Clyde Clipper for what turned out to be a unique festive cruise.

Anniversary Dinner – Friday 31st March

Members are invited to attend an Anniversary Dinner celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Glasgow Speakers Club and the 70th Anniversary of Waverley’s first sailing.