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Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Waverley steams away from Greenock sounding her whistle.Paul Semple


On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

KC Update 11th May 2021

KC on running trials on the River Dart, Tuesday 11th May 2021.


KC completed running trials with the MCA for the renewal of her Passenger Certificates.

Wessex Branch Charter of KC

Kingswear Castle back home on the River Dart.


Wessex Branch charter KC in association with PSKC Trust for an evening cruise on Saturday 24th July in aid of KC’s Rebuild Appeal.

KC Back in the Water

Kingswear Castle A/S Dartmouth Pontoon, Monday 26th April 2021.John Megoran


Kingswear Castle came off the slipway on Monday and is now being prepared for running trials next week.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock


Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

Firecrest Steams Again

PS Firecrest sailing again following restoration.


On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle on the slipway at Old Mill Creek, March 2021.John Megoran


Kingswear Castle up on the slipway getting ready for the 2021 season.

Waverley’s 2020 Re-Boilering – New Videos

The new starboard boiler being lifted aboard Waverley.


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.

Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann

Lake Lucerne Paddle Steamer Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann with mask 11th October 2020.Markus Frohlich


Lake Lucerne Paddle Steamer Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann has retired.

2020 AGM Minutes Published


The draft minutes of the Society’s thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.

Paddle Steamer Comet Replica

Comet replica steaming past the entrance to the Kingston Dock, Glasgow in 1962.Bobby Sinclair


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’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal


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.

Waverley Returns to Glasgow

Waverley passing Greenock.Ian Moffat


On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.

Waverley Major Incident at Brodick

Waverley sails past Brodick Castle in 2017.Allan Smith


On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.

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