Category: Scottish Branch

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

Anyone for Campbeltown?

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

Waverley Evening Charter to the Kyles

A report on the Scottish Branch Wednesday 20th July evening charter of Waverley round Bute and through the Kyles of Bute.

Waverley Evening Cruise from Largs – For 1 Night Only!

Book tickets now for Waverley’s unique evening cruise from Largs and Millport on Wednesday 20th July.

Ullswater Outing for Scottish Branch

A report on the joint PSPS/CCA outing to Ullswater on Saturday 11th June.

Waverley’s Spring Sailings 2016

Some images from Waverley’s Spring sailings for the 2016 season.

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Trip – Saturday 11th June 2016

On Saturday 11th June the Scottish Branch is arranging an outing to Ullswater – tickets are on sale now.

Ship Ahoy! – Maritime Heritage Exhibition

Ship Ahoy! 2016 will be held on board The Tall Ship Glenlee on Saturday 16th April from 10am with free entry for all.

Festive Cruise 2015

The Scottish Branch Festive Cruise is on Monday 28th December, tickets on sale now.

Waverley from the Bridge

The first winter meeting of the Scottish Branch will be on Friday 16th Oct at 7:30 pm when David Howie shares his experiences of ‘driving’ Waverley.

Clyde Summer Season’s Last Sail

The sun came out for Waverley’s last day on the Clyde this summer when those on a pleasantly full boat enjoyed a cruise up Loch Long.

Waverley Evening Charter

Join Waverley for a unique evening cruise on Thursday 25th June from Greenock, Kilcreggan or Dunoon.

Scottish Branch goes Forth

Much to see on a glorious summer evening for the PSPS (Scottish Branch) and CCA Charter on the Firth of Forth.

Forth Belle Cruise

The Coastal Cruising Association and the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (Scottish Branch) are jointly arranging a cruise on the Forth Belle on Sunday 14th June.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley has today left dry dock as preparations continue for her 40th season in preservation.

Waverley – First Movement of 2015?

In preparation for Waverley’s 40th season in preservation, she was towed from Glasgow to Greenock for her annual underwater survey.

Ship Ahoy! – Maritime Exhibition

Ship Ahoy! 2015 will take place on Saturday 11th April at the Maritime Museum, Irvine – FREE admission between 10am and 5pm.

A Novel Festive Cruise

As always, the Scottish Branch’s Festive Cruise proved to be a great way to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. This year had the added bonus of cold, clear sunny day.

Back on the Clyde

Waverley returned to the Clyde this morning after a four day sail from the South Coast.

Join us on Saturday 27th December for our Festive Cruise

Our festive cruise on 27th December leaves Greenock at 1030. It offers a rare opportunity to cruise to Gare Loch then goes to Holy Loch for an optional 3 course lunch at Kilmun. We should be back at 1615.

PSPS members welcome on Glasgow Museums ship model tour- 25.11.14

Glasgow Museums are offering a free tour of its behind the scenes ship model collection on 25th November. The Scottish Branch Committee’s tour gives an idea of what to expect

2014 – A Pictorial Look Back

A brief pictorial review of Waverley’s 2014 sailings in Scottish waters.

Buy Your 40th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure!

We have a small number of eight-page 40th Anniversary Souvenir Brochures available for sale for only £1 each plus £1.50 post and packaging.

40th Anniversary Cruise

Commemorating 40 years to the day since Caledonian MacBrayne ‘sold’ Waverley to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for £1.

Captain’s Choice Indeed

An cruise around the Isle of Arran which turned into Captain Andy O’Brian’s mystery cruise. An enjoyable day despite the weather.

Tickets Selling Fast!

Tickets are selling fast for the Scottish Branch charter on Friday 8th August.

Last Paddle Steamer at the Broomielaw

Stuart Cameron requires little in the way of introduction to Scottish Branch members. Digests of his Facebook posts will appear occasionally on the PSPS website, starting with this feature.

Evening Charter 2014

On Thursday 26th June, under the command of Captain Colledge, Waverley departed Largs for an evening cruise to the Kyles of Bute via Keppel.

Evening Sunset Cruise from Largs & Keppel Pier

Waverley will now call at Keppel Pier rather than Millport Old Pier on the annual Branch fundraising cruise. This year the cruise takes her from Largs and Keppel through the Kyles of Bute.

River Clyde Guide Cards

A new set of informative guide cards covering the River Clyde and Firth of Clyde may be purchased on board Waverley from Friday.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley left Garvel Dry Dock today and returned to her berth at Pacific Quay in preparation for her 2014 season.