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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Glasgow River Festival – Part 1

This post has been migrated from the Branch blog that was in use between 2008 and 2013. Consequently, there may be minor visual irregularities in how this post is displayed.

Last weekend saw the branch in action again at the annual Glasgow River Festival held on the River Clyde at Glasgow Science Centre.

The branch have attended this event every year since the festival was first held in 2005. That year we were part of a dedicated exhibition marquee.

There was no marquee for 2006 so the branch, thanks to the generosity of the Clyde Coastguard (via Gordon Reid) and Waverley Excursions, were loaned a gazebo and two tables – add a local company also generously donating the use of a petrol generator for the weekend and we were good to go!

So back to 2008 – the weather the day before the event was due to start was horrible to say the least but thankfully Saturday dawned dry and actually reasonably bright. The following pictures show our committee members in the throes of setup.

Our current branch chairman has an unusual way of dealing with issues which arise during exhibitions…

But soon we were ready to receive our public – but not after a much needed brew!!!

To be continued…

Gavin Stewart

Gavin Stewart

October 2020