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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Withdrawal Symptoms!

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.

Good Evening, Lads & Lassies, Branch President reporting from English airspace!

Unlike all you lucky people up there, I am having severe withdrawal symptoms as a result of lack of paddling in 2008. However, I am now on a different lot of tablets.

Seriously, this is the first year since 1974 (when there were no paddlebeats anywhere in the UK!) that I have not been aboard Waverley and it will soon be August. Hopefully we will be coming north week comm. 17th August …….if not before. Hope the fantastic warm weather we’re having in the Cotswolds is being replicated in the West of Scotland giving our paddler a chance to catch up on much-needed business.

Congratulations to those responsible for setting up the new Blog facility and I look forward to seeing Uncle Peter and others contributing regularly.

See you next month!

Douglas McGowan

October 2020