Up River to Glasgow

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

Up River to Glasgow

Each weekend of the main summer season Waverley sails from Glasgow down river to the Firth and returns in the evening. Her typical Saturday sailing destination is to the Kyles of Bute and Tighnabruaich but Sunday sailings have no regular destination instead they offer a wide variety of cruises, calling points and destinations.

Cameron Shaw captured her sailing up river to Glasgow over the weekend of 15th/16th July and shared the following images with PSPS. Her Sunday destination on this particular weekend was Campbeltown.

Waverley captured from Lyle Hill as she heads past Gourock on the evening of Sunday 16th July returning from Campbeltown.

Heading up river to Glasgow passing Port Glasgow.

Passing Renfrew.

On the final leg of her journey to the city.

Waverley passes the mouth of the River Kelvin where she was launched on 2nd October 1946. The stern of the tall ship Glenlee is also in view as she passes the Riverside Museum.

Waverley makes the final approach to her berth at the Glasgow Science Centre.