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
- Contact the Scottish Branch Secretary
A picture summary of Waverley's early Clyde summer season 2018.
A review of a recent visit to Dresden by Captain John Megoran.
The Summer issue of Paddle Wheels is now available to non-members.
A picture report on Waverley's evening sunset cruise on Thursday 5th July.
The Waverley evening cruise on Thursday 5th July is now fully booked.
Check out Europe's latest paddler Herrsching built as recently as 2002.
A picture review of Waverley's cruise from Glasgow to Sanda on Sunday 24th June.
The 2018 PSPS Evening Cruise will take place on Thursday 5th July. Tickets are available in advance at a reduced rate.
The 16th June 2018 marks 71 years since Waverley's maiden voyage.
Some pictures of one of the 'Rocket' steamers still operating in Bangladesh.
PS Monarch was recently chartered to the Wessex & Dart Branch for a trip from Wareham.
A report on Waverley's 2018 Oban weekend.
Kingswear Castle enjoys a sunny sail down the Dart last weekend.
Waverley’s 2018 season started well with wall to wall sunshine and good passenger numbers.
Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.
NationalPSPS Annual General Meeting 2018Principal HotelYorkNotice is hereby given that the thirty first Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will be held in the Crown Room at the Principal Hotel, Station Road, York YO24 1AA at 1.30pm on Saturday 17th November 2018, followed by a presentation of 'Clyde Steamers in rare archive film, 1930s to 1976', by Iain Quinn.