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 statement issued by Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
A picture report on the 2018 Festive Cruise.
The Scottish Branch Festive Cruise on 28th December is now fully booked.
Everyone is invited to attend the PSPS meeting in Glasgow on Friday 14th December when Douglas McGowan MBE shares his steamer memories.
The Scottish Government has confirmed £950,000 support for Maid of the Loch restoration.
The minutes of the meeting, which was held in York on 24 November 2018, have now been published.
The stern wheeler Delta Queen is set to return to service after an exemption renewal.
Tickets for the Festive Cruise 2018 on Friday 28th December are now on sale.
Vevey remains in service offering trips on Fridays and Sundays into December.
The winning tickets have been announced for the PSPS Waverley Grand Draw 2018.
The 2018 AGM takes place on Saturday 17th November.
On Monday 29th October Stadt Luzern's outgoing Captain Kuno Stein and her new master Roger Maurer spent the day clearing the ship's bridge and office.
There is now a sufficient rise of water level on the Elbe at Dresden for the paddlers to sail in Saxon Switzerland today.
Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern's last trip before a major rebuild.
Low river water levels on the Elbe at Dresden continue to cause havoc with the timetables for the paddle steamers there.