Author: Roy Tait+

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

Waverley 2001 – West Highland Finale

Day 4 of 5 and Waverley sailed from Fort William and Oban to the sacred Isle of Iona.

Waverley 2001 – A Full Day in the Sun-kissed Hebrides

Day 3 of 5 and Waverley departs Oban for Fort William, four Lochs and the Gulf of Corryvreckan.

Waverley 2001 – Bonnie Boat to Skye

Day 2 of 5 and Waverley visits the legendary Isle of Skye.

Waverley 2001 – Hebridean Sunshine

Waverley embarks on a five day tour of the southern Inner Hebrides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first visit to Western Highlands.

Waverley 2001 – Sunday Special to Loch Fyne

Waverley’s special springtime programme continued on Sunday 29th April with a sailing from Greenock to Tarbert.

Waverley 2001 – Round Bute from Ayr

Waverley’s third Saturday of the 2001 season on Saturday 28th April, an unusual Ayr – Round Bute sailing with plenty of time ashore at Tighnabruaich.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock

Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

Waverley 2001 – Ayr to Carrick Castle

Waverley’s sailing from Ayr to Carrick Castle on Sunday 22nd April 2001.

Waverley 2001 – Public Charter by Clyde River Sailing Club

Public charter of Waverley arranged by and for steamer enthusiasts.

Waverley 2001 – Return to Inveraray

Waverley first call at Inveraray in five years on Friday 20th April 2001.

Waverley 2001 – By Paddler to Porlock

Waverley’s 19th May 2001 sailing from Clevedon and Penarth for Minehead and Porlock Bay cruise.

Spring 1996

25 Years Ago… Trust are the Maid’s New Owners |The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Paddle Steamers Course|The End of an Era? – DDSG diesel paddlers

Firecrest Steams Again

On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

Waverley 2001 – Easter Monday

The Waverley’s 2001 Easter programme concludes with a cruise round Inchmarnock.

Waverley 2001 – Easter Sunday

Big ships and three spectacular lochs.

Waverley 2001 – Easter Sailings

Waverley‘s Easter 2001 programme of cruises.

New Website for the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust

The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has a new website.

Waverley’s First Replacement Boiler

Waverley’s first replacement boiler is prepared for despatch from Babcock Power’s Renfrew Works.

Second PSPS Online Presentation

Watch again Peter Lamb’s online presentation “Punching the Tide”.

Paddle Steamer Waimarie, New Zealand

UK built PS Waimarie is New Zealand’s only operational coal fired paddle steamer.

Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria

The Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria was the first of four ships of the name to operate the “Short Sea Route” between Stranraer in Scotland and Larne in Northern Ireland.

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Passes 60% of Target

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

Waverley’s 2020 Re-Boilering – New Videos

Following on from the recent Waverley 1981 re-boilering article, two short videos of the 2020 re-boilering have been released featuring previously unseen still images and footage.

PSPS Top 20 of 2020

What were the most viewed articles on the PSPS website during 2020?

Winter 1995

25 years ago… Chairman’s comments | Commemorative cruises | Waverley’s Thames Diary | And 50 years ago… Lincoln Castle on special duty | Plus 66 years ago… Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Approaches Half-Way Mark

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

STV News – “Fundraiser Launched for Historic Waverley Paddle Steamer”

Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.

Paddle Steamer Comet Replica

During the PSPS AGM on Saturday 24th October, a brief discussion was held on the condition of the Paddle Steamer Comet replica displayed at Port Glasgow.

Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal

Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

23rd September 1972 PSPS Charter to Inveraray

On Saturday 23rd September 1972 the PSPS chartered Waverley for a sailing from Gourock to Inveraray.