Author: Roy Tait+

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

Waverley Returns to Glasgow

On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.

Waverley Major Incident at Brodick

On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.

Waverley’s Season Extended until 12th September

Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.

Waverley 2020 Sailing Programme Announced

Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.

Waverley – Heritage Rebuild Phase I + 20

On this day, exactly 20 years ago, Waverley arrived back in Glasgow having completed the first phase of her extensive Heritage Rebuild.

Waverley Back Home

Waverley returned to her home berth at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Waverley Paddles Again!

Waverley moves under her own power for the first time since her boiler refit.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Two Funnels!

The iconic look of Waverley is restored with the refitting of the forward funnel.

Kingswear Castle Refit Restarted.

Work has started again on completing Kingswear Castle’s refit.

Waverley Boiler Refit – One Funnel!

One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley’s boiler refit accelerates.

Waverley’s First Weekend in Operation Under Preservation

45 years ago this weekend Waverley was in the midst of her first weekend in operation under Waverley Steam Navigation.

PS Curlip II Restoration

Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.

Waverley Excursions Website Facelift

It is not just Waverley that is receiving some off-season TLC, the Waverley Excursions website has received a fresh new look.

Waverley in Dry Dock

Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.

Funnels Off!

Progress towards Waverley’s return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.

Scottish Branch Contribute to Maid’s Dining Saloon

The PSPS Scottish Branch has made a £2,000 contribution towards the cost of refurbishing Maid of the Loch’s forward dining saloon.

Waverley’s Revival Moves Forward

On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.

Autumn 1995

25 years ago… Waverley to the rescue! | Plus 66 years ago… Don Anderson remembered a busy Bristol Channel season

Summer 1995

25 years ago… Three new ships? | And 50 years ago… PS Caledonia sold | Plus 65 years ago… Southend Pier – 16 daily excursion steamer calls

Spring 1995

Kingswear Castle | Scottish Branch silver jubilee | We have “Maid” progress! | And 50 years ago… | Plus 80 years ago… Paddling down the Thames

Winter 1994

Launch of Heritage Afloat | Teddy bears at sea | River closures disrupt sailings | Chairman’s notes | A Vice-President’s notebook | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1994

London & Home Counties Branch | Models Rally Blackheath ’94 | Heritage Afloat | Balmoral | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1994

1994 – Make or break year | Kingswear Castle’s 10th anniversary cruise | And 50 years ago… | Plus 140 years ago, quiz answers from last edition and more…

Winter 1993

Wessex Branch report | The world of entertainment | Letters to the Editor | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1993

Kingswear Castle report | Facelift for the Maid | Diamond Jubilee | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1993

The Maid at 40 | Our ships call again at Weston & Cardiff | First call at Otter Ferry since 1914 | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1993

Near disaster! | Balmoral’s funnel colours | Annual Christmas cruises | Why we need £350,000 | And 50 years ago…

Winter 1992

Waverley dominates Carradale harbour | Royal Lady | KC moors alongside Medway Queen | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1992

Mid-season reflections | Ryde report | Maid of the Loch | KC report | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1992

£300,000 must be raised by 1995 to keep Waverley and Kingswear Castle sailing | New looks for Waverley and Balmoral | Maid of the Loch’s future again in doubt | Roddy McIsaac – Bosun, Waverley | KC report | And 50 years ago…