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.
- Branch Secretary: Gordon Wilson, 38 Merrylee Park Avenue, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 6HR
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Today a large crowd including representatives from the Scottish Branch Committee gathered on Helensburgh Pier to send a message to Argyll & Bute Council that the town needs a working pier.
A photographic essay of Waverley travelling down the Clyde for her annual dry-docking, a sure sign that a new sailing season is nearly upon us.
A group from the Maritime Heritage Trust visited Kingswear Castle in the undercover shipyard at Dartmouth on Friday 12th April.
Waverley Excursions Ltd. (WEL) press release regarding Waverley's first move of the year, this coming Friday, to dry-dock in Greenock.
The PSPS (Scottish Branch) annual Evening Fund Raising Cruise will take place on Wednesday 10th July.
Waverley Excursions Ltd. (WEL) press release on Waverley's use of Helensburgh Pier during the 2019 season.
Kingswear Castle has been named South West Regional Flagship 2019 by National Historic Ships UK.
Waverley Excursions has published provisional timetables for the Clyde Spring and Western Isles sailings.
Press release issued following a meeting between National Historic Ships UK and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The Paddle Steamer Blumilsalp made her first visit to the new dry-dock facility at Thun in January.
Sorry to have to report the death of long term Kingswear Castle supporter Bill Hedges.
The MCA has just completed a consultation about removing "grandfather rights" from existing passenger vessels.
The Council of Management has decided that it is time that we should change our Independent Examiner.
The PSPS Chairman will step down to take up the position of General Manager of Waverley Excursions Ltd.
The story of how the PSPS acquired and reunited the bell from PS Jeanie Deans with the Clyde after a 55-year absence.
Jul 10 WednesdayAnnual Fund Raising Cruise – Evening Sunset Cruise Round ButeTighnabruaich, Largs & Millport (Keppel)PSPS Scottish Branch annual Evening Fund Raising Cruise aboard Waverley round Bute.