Reflections

A reflective series of articles looking back at past events, frequently but not exclusively involving our ships.

Remembering Two Former Chiefs

Ian Muir (left) and Ian McMillan in the engine room of MV Balmoral.Alan Brown


This photograph shows two former Chief Engineers of PS Waverley and MV Balmoral, the late Ian Muir and the late Ian McMillan.

Waverley 1947 – Trials

Official photograph of Waverley on trials off Skelmorlie in June 1947.A & J Inglis / LNER


With construction complete Waverley starts her sea trials.

Waverley 1975 – Very First Sailing in Preservation

Waverley almost ready for departure with the pipe band playing and well wishers on the quay.John Goss / PSPS Collection


On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.

Waverley Down South 1993

Waverley rests at Whitstable on 2nd September 1993.


Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria

PS Princess Victoria arriving at her home port of Stranraer.


The Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria was the first of four ships of the name to operate the “Short Sea Route” between Stranraer in Scotland and Larne in Northern Ireland.

Easter on Waverley

Waverley approaches Brodick Pier.Greg Beecroft


Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

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