West Highland Steamer Club 50th Anniversary Dinner

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

West Highland Steamer Club 50th Anniversary Dinner

PSPS Scottish Branch members are welcome to join the celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the West Highland Steamer Club (WHSC) by attending an Anniversary Dinner on Friday 24th November in the Oasis Café, Renfield St. Stephen’s Church Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow at 7:30pm.

The West Highland Steamer Club (WHSC) was founded in December 1967 as an enthusiasts group for those interested in the ships and services of David MacBrayne, an interest which still holds true today. The main focus of the club is on the ships and services of Caledonian MacBrayne and its predecessors among the Western Isles and the West Coast of Scotland.

King George V was a West Highland favourite. She is pictured here arriving at Oban’s Railway Pier in August of the same year as the WHSC was founded (1967). Clyde River Steamer Club

The Principal Speaker at the dinner will be Martin Dorchester, Managing Director Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. and Ian MaCrorie will provide musical items. Tickets for the meal (£20 each) are available from Mr R Love, 29 Cyprus Avenue, Elderslie, PA5 9NB. Cheques should be made payable to West Highland Steamer Club. Tickets are strictly limited and must be booked by Thursday 9th November. All tickets will be entered in a prize draw.

The West Highland scene in 2017 with Isle of Arran and Loch Seaforth at Stornoway on 21st October. Mark Nicolson/WHSC

Featured image of Paddle Steamer Waverley and Calmac ferry MV Coruisk at Oban in June 2016. Photo provided by the Clyde River Steamer Club.