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.
A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.
A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company's statement relating to coronavirus.
Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.
It is not just Waverley that is receiving some off-season TLC, the Waverley Excursions website has received a fresh new look.
An update on Waverley’s boiler refit.
Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.
The first progress report on Waverley’s boiler refit.
Progress towards Waverley's return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.
The PSPS Scottish Branch has made a £2,000 contribution towards the cost of refurbishing Maid of the Loch's forward dining saloon.
On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.
A look back to Waverley's re-boilering in 2000 to consider what is to come in 2020.
Hamish is now settling in to his new home having raised £251 towards the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
The fundraising appeal to save Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target after just seven months.
Paddle Steamer Waverley is now registered for both Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising. So whilst you shop online you can also raise money for Waverley.
- Apr 17 Friday
Branch AGM followed by “Slides from 1992 & 1993” – Peter ReidRenfield St Stephen's Church CentreGlasgowThe Branch AGM is followed by another entertaining presentation from Peter Reid featuring some of the slides he took in 1992 and 1993.