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

One Wheel On Our Paddler!! – Part 2

(All Photos by Iain McCorkindale) We left this story with the paddler’s Port wheel and shaft leaving the yard of Garvel Clyde Ltd in Greenock for a specialist machine shop in Manchester to have remedial works undertaken to resolve the wear issues identified during routine inspection whilst in dry dock. This time we pick the…
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One Wheel On Our Paddler!! – Part 1

On Wednesday 7th May Waverley entered the dry dock of Garvel Clyde Ltd for her annual overhaul and survey Amongst this year’s tasks was the re-painting of the ship’s famous red, white & black funnels and the repainting of the hull. Numerous other small tasks were also being undertaken at the same time. During routine…
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Paddling In the West Highlands

Friday 2nd May – 7.00am Paddle Steamer Waverley was rudely awoken from her winter slumber to sail from Glasgow to Oban for her annual programme of sailings from the West Highland town. After calls at Greenock, Largs and Campbeltown our little paddler left the River Clyde and rounded the Mull of Kintyre. Unfortunately, due to…
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Scottish Branch Evening Charter of PS Waverley

The branch usually charters PS Waverley on an evening in June. This year the date has been revised to Friday 11th July for logistical reasons. Any viewers in the River Clyde area who may wish to attend this event should expand the form above and “Save Picture As”. After you have done this please print…
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Class of 2007

2007 was Waverley’s Diamond Jubilee – marking 60 years since her first public sailing on 16th June 1947. Throughout the 2007 season various events were held to mark this achievement. The crew photograph above was taken by Gavin Stewart on Tighnabruaich Pier on Cowal Games Day 2007 which is held every year during the last…
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Making an Exhibition of Ourselves!!

The branch attend various festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. Our next event will be the Glasgow River Festival which will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July. The picture above shows our stand at last year’s event, which was located just outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel (next to the SECC).

A Blast from The Past….

Our paddler is 61 years old this year – the picture above shows her at Dunoon during her first year in service for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). During the winter of 1947-48 Britain’s railways were nationalised and as a result Waverley took on the buff funnel colours of her new owners –…
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Welcome!! – Come away In!

A warm welcome to the new Blogspot for the Scottish Branch of the PSPS!