On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.
Watch again the first PSPS online presentation entitled “Waverley – Achieving 2020 and Beyond”.
We are delighted to announce the details for our first ever online live presentation which will take place on Friday 12th February at 7:30pm GMT/UTC.
Images of PS Freshwater – the paddle steamer directly linked to the birth of the PSPS.
Following on from the recent Waverley 1981 re-boilering article, two short videos of the 2020 re-boilering have been released featuring previously unseen still images and footage.
A second report on Waverley’s 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.
Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.
Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens’ paddle steamer, has died.
The draft minutes of the Society’s thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.
During the PSPS AGM on Saturday 24th October, a brief discussion was held on the condition of the Paddle Steamer Comet replica displayed at Port Glasgow.
Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.
On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.
On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.
Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.
Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.
Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.
Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.
Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.