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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Maid of the Loch and the excellent on-board tearoom is now open everyday from April to October.
The PSPS Scottish Branch spring outing will be to Lake Windermere offering up to six hours of cruising on England's longest lake.
Congratulations to Queen Mary on the 85th anniversary of her launch.
PSPS pledges £50,000 to Maid of the Loch to help return the Paddle Steamer to service on Loch Lomond.
An interview with Waverley's first Master, Captain John E Cameron D.S.C., where he describes the sinking of the 1899 Waverley at Dunkirk in May 1940.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company has just published its Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle timetable for 2018.
2018 marks 40 years since Waverley's first visit to the South Coast and Thames in 1978.
Report on this year's successful joint PSPS and Coastal Cruising Association Festive Cruise on MV Clyde Clipper to the Kyles of Bute and Ormidale.
The PSPS/CCA Festive Cruise is now fully booked.
The new look Paddle Wheels magazine has now been published. Complimentary copies are now available.
It has been announced that MV Balmoral will not be operating in 2018.
The Draft Minutes of the 30th Annual General Meeting have been published on this web site.
PSPS National Secretary John Anderson stood down on 25 November 2017 after nearly 40 years in the role.
Paul Semple has been appointed as PSPS National Chairman.
The winners have been announced for the Waverley 70th Anniversary Grand Draw.
Scottish BranchShip Ahoy! – Maritime Heritage ExhibitionThe Tall Ship at RiversideGlasgowThe fifth Ship Ahoy! maritime heritage exhibition will take place on Saturday 21st April on board The Tall Ship Glenlee adjacent to the Glasgow Riverside Museum. Several groups are taking part including the PSPS (Scottish Branch) to promote Waverley and Maid of the Loch. Entry is free.