Category: National

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

Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann

Lake Lucerne Paddle Steamer Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann has retired.

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.

Brian Jackson 1943 – 2020

Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens’ paddle steamer, has died.

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.

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.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle season now set to end on Tuesday 29th September.

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.

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’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 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 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 Moves to Greenock Custom House Quay

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

Take a Trip on Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.

News Update KC 6th July 2020

Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle Update

On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Chairman Takes the Reins

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

Waverley’s 2020 Dry Docking

A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.

Dartmouth Update 2

A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.