The Scottish Branch was formed in 1969 by Douglas McGowan, now our Honorary Branch President. In November 1973 Douglas was invited to attend a meeting with CalMac which resulted in Paddle Steamer Waverley being gifted to the PSPS for £1! It was then on 8th August 1974 that the PSPS took ownership of the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world and her second career in preservation had begun. Since 1974 the Scottish Branch has been directly linked to supporting Waverley.
The Scottish Branch is proud of its achievements. We are an active and forward thinking branch with a thriving membership of over 800 - we are proud to be the branch which secured an operational future for Waverley. Our members are regularly involved with voluntary work which helps ensure Waverley continues to sail. During the summer sailing season we help raise funds through the Society's Grand Draw and our annual fundraising cruise on Waverley. The Branch meets in Glasgow each month during the non-sailing season (October - April) and we extend an invitation to join the Society and indeed join the Scottish Branch.
Join the PSPS today and enjoy the many benefits of the Society by clicking here. If you have any questions about the Scottish Branch please feel free to contact the Branch Secretary below.
- Branch Secretary: Gordon Wilson, 38 Merrylee Park Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6HR
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The Scottish Branch spring charter descends from the Union to the Forth & Clyde canals via the iconic Falkirk Wheel.
PSPS Vice President Douglas McGowan describes in his own words his visit to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE.
The 2017 Ship Ahoy! Maritime Heritage Exhibition will take place on Saturday 22nd April at the Summerlee Museum in Coatbridge.
A tiny crack previously repaired on the casting of Kingswear Castle's low pressure cylinder re-appeared last season. It was decided to start on a rebuild of KC's engine.
Waverley Excursions have announced the 2017 timetables for Scotland (Spring & Western Isles), Liverpool & Llandudno, South Coast and the Thames.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company has just published the 2017 timetable for the Society's coal-fired river paddler, Kingswear Castle.
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.
Warmest congratulations to PSPS Vice President Douglas McGowan on the award of an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 'for services to PS Waverley and to charity.
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.
Minutes of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society held at 14:00 on 19th November 2016 on board PS Maid of the Loch at Balloch.
Brief update on the Annual General Meeting held aboard P.S. Maid of the Loch on 19th November.
The winners have been announced for the Waverley Grand Draw 2016.
The Clyde River Steamer Club's website features an article by Robin Copland who was astonished by the richness of the 'Kingswear Castle experience'.
Sunday 16th October saw our paddler complete its 69th season. This proved to be a great day despite mixed weather and some problems.
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.