Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Waverley 40th Anniversary Cruise

This is a full day charter to mark the 40th anniversary of the sale of Waverley to the Society on 8th August 1974. Indeed it was the Scottish Branch that was offered the ship through the great effort and support shown towards Waverley by the Branch since its formation in 1969. In particular Douglas McGowan had worked closely with CalMac in 1973 and it was Douglas who got a phone call to attend at meeting at the CalMac head office to be told that Waverley would be offered for preservation.

In recognition of the “sale” of Waverley the Scottish Branch of the PSPS and the Clyde River Steamer Club (CRSC www.crsc.org.uk) are jointly chartering Waverley on Friday 8th August 2014. The cruise is also being supported by the Coastal Cruising Association (CCA www.cruisingmonthly.co.uk) who will help provide publicity materials to promote the cruise. Waverley Excursions Ltd have done us proud and offered a very competitive charter fee in recognition of the occasion. The timetable is as follows:

Greenock1030
Largs1150
Ardrossan1250
Lochranza1420
Cruise Round Inchmarnock Island
Lochranza1650
Ardrossan1820
Largs1920
Greenock2040

 
This will be Waverley’s first scheduled call at Ardrossan since 2008 when she offered an evening cruise on charter to The Vine Trust. Her previous day cruise from Ardrossan was in 1985. In her early preservation career Ardrossan was a regular calling point on the weekly Clyde timetable. Gordon Wilson has kindly provided the above picture of Waverley at Ardrossan.

Book in advance to be sure of your tickets, either online at www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling 0845 130 4647.

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