PSPS members north of the border received a letter inviting them to the inaugural meeting of the Scottish Branch in Glasgow on Saturday 13th December 1969. Douglas McGowan, now our Honorary Branch President, was instrumental in establishing the branch.
In November 1973 Douglas was invited to attend a meeting with Caledonian MacBrayne 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.
Waverley returned to her home berth at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.
Waverley moves under her own power for the first time since her boiler refit.
- 7th August 2020
Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.
- 13th July 2020
Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.
- 7th July 2020
Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.
- 4th July 2020
On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle's two boiler safety valves.
- 24th June 2020
Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.
- 19th June 2020
The iconic look of Waverley is restored with the refitting of the forward funnel.
- 18th June 2020
Work has started again on completing Kingswear Castle's refit.
- 17th June 2020
One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley's boiler refit accelerates.
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