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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Tag: Maid of the Loch

PS Maid of the Loch is the last paddle steamer built in Britain.

She was launched from the Clyde shipyard of A. & J. Inglis on Thursday 5th March 1953 before being disassembled and transported by rail to Loch Lomond where she was re-assembled. She operated for 29 years before being allowed to fall in to a state of disrepair.

Maid of the Loch is in the process of being restored to full operation by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company. More information

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Spring 1995


  • Kingswear Castle
  • Scottish Branch silver jubilee
  • We have "Maid" progress!
  • And 50 years ago...
  • Plus 80 years ago... Paddling down the Thames

Summer 1992


  • £300,000 must be raised by 1995 to keep Waverley and Kingswear Castle sailing
  • New looks for Waverley and Balmoral
  • Maid of the Loch's future again in doubt
  • Roddy McIsaac - Bosun, Waverley
  • KC report
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1989


  • Bristol Channel highlights
  • South East
  • Up-river exploration
  • Restoration plan for Maid of the Loch
  • Memorable celebration
  • A Vice President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1986


  • Steam heritage award for Kingswear Castle
  • Birth of the 'new' Balmoral
  • Waverley diary
  • Will Maid of the Loch's engine turn again?
  • 40 years to the day at Bristol
  • Paddle steamers of North America

Winter 1982


  • Our most remarkable members
  • Waverley's busiest year
  • Maid of the Loch
  • Medway Queen moved to fresh mooring
  • Kingswear Castle

Summer 1982


  • Manxman weekend
  • Maid of the Loch sold
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Waverley gets 5-year certificate
  • Hjejlen sails into her 122nd year
  • Goethe is Rhine's lone 1982 paddler

Winter 1981


  • Momentous twelve months
  • Scottish Branch news
  • Tattershall Castle moved to Kent
  • Faithful withdrawn
  • White Swan completes 125 years

Summer 1981


  • Bristol Channel news
  • Maid of the Loch sails on
  • Prince Ivanhoe
  • Waverley - New boiler installed
  • Kingswear Castle back in the water

Spring 1981


  • New boiler project is up to schedule
  • Prince Ivanhoe sails north
  • Bristol Channel cruises under the Waverley banner
  • Kingswear Castle progress report
  • North of the Border

Winter 1980


  • PSPS celebrates coming of age
  • Shanklin joins the fleet
  • Maid of the Loch hits the headlines
  • Kingswear Castle
  • Caledonia's untimely end
  • John H Amos

Autumn 1979


  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Encouragement needed for KC workers
  • Waverley's English season highlights 1979
  • Waverley charter 16th June
  • North of the Border

Autumn 1978


  • Society news
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Irvine: Another notable first
  • Royal Route retraced on June 24th
  • Paddling from the pulpit

Autumn 1971


  • Historic views from the Isle of Wight
  • Taming of the Loch Lomond monster for a day
  • A ship fit for a Queen
  • Waverley
  • MacBraynes TS King George V (1926)
  • Blackheath centenary

Spring 1965


  • Consul moves again
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • River Dart Steamboat Co.
  • Clyde notes
  • Queensferry passage ferries
  • London & Home Counties Branch

Summer 1964


  • White Funnel news
  • Cosens & Co.
  • South coast & continental steamers
  • Scottish notes
  • London & Home Counties Branch
  • Wessex Branch

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