Category: Scottish Branch

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

Lake Windermere Trip – Saturday 19th May 2018

The PSPS Scottish Branch spring outing will be to Lake Windermere offering up to six hours of cruising on England’s longest lake.

Happy 85th Anniversary to Queen Mary

Congratulations to Queen Mary on the 85th anniversary of her launch.

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.

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 PSPS YouTube Channel ft. Jeanie Deans

Click the link for our new YouTube Channel which now has a feature on PS Jeanie Deans.

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.

Loch Katrine Excursion Report

A report on the recent outing by the Scottish Branch to Loch Katrine.

Waverley’s Final Call at Brodick Old Pier

Thursday 24 August 2017 saw Waverley’s final call at Brodick Old Pier. Waverley will use Brodick’s new pier from the start of the 2018 season.

Waverley Scottish Summer Season 2017

A look back at Waverley’s 2017 summer season in pictures.

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.

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.

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.

From Union to F&C and Back

The Scottish Branch spring charter descends from the Union to the Forth & Clyde canals via the iconic Falkirk Wheel.

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.

Waverley Grand Draw 2016 – Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the Waverley Grand Draw 2016.

Waverley’s Last 2016 Sail – A Day of Thanks

Sunday 16th October saw our paddler complete its 69th season. This proved to be a great day despite mixed weather and some problems.

A Trip on the Thames

On 30 September our Scottish Branch Secretary Gordon Wilson travelled to London to sample Waverley ‘down south’, sailing between London Tower Pier, Gravesend and Southend.

MV Balmoral Bound for the Clyde

Motor Vessel Balmoral will return to the Clyde for the Glasgow September Holiday weekend.

Anyone for Campbeltown?

On Sunday 14th August Waverley offered her annual return sailing from Glasgow to Campbeltown via Largs and Lochranza.