Tag: Waverley

PS Waverley (1947) is the flagship of the PSPS fleet and the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. She was built on the Clyde in 1946 and sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973. She was bought by the PSPS for the token sum of £1 in 1974.

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An Exciting Weekend on the Waverley

Waverley alongside at Ardrishaig for the first time in 20 years.


The middle weekend of August visit several ports, including Ardrishaig for the first time in 20 years.

John Nicholson Paintings for Sale


A PSPS member has recently inherited some of John’s paintings and is selling a number of them, the income being equally divided between Waverley and Kingswear Castle.

Waverley Arriving at Ardrishaig

Waverley, her passengers and her crew experienced the warmest of welcomes.WEL


Michael Girvan of Skyrise Aerial Media has kindly provided a video and photographic record of Waverley’s arrival in to Ardrishaig after an absence of 20 years.

Waverley for Ardrishaig

Waverley backs out of Ardrishaig, 24th May 1975.John Goss PSPS Collection


Waverley will make a rare visit to Ardrishaig on Sunday 15th August.

Waverley Update

Drone picture of Waverley leaving Tighnabruaich, 1 August.Waverley Excursions


A summary of Waverley’s 2021 Clyde sailing season so far.

Remembering Two Former Chiefs

Ian Muir (left) and Ian McMillan in the engine room of MV Balmoral.Alan Brown


This photograph shows two former Chief Engineers of PS Waverley and MV Balmoral, the late Ian Muir and the late Ian McMillan.

Waverley on the Clyde 2021

Waverley Arriving at Dunoon 29 June 2021.James Freebury


Waverley’s season is progressing well during a period of very fine weather.

Waverley has Returned to Service

Steaming through Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, on July 1.Gordon Wilson


Waverley welcomed her first passengers of the 2021 season aboard on Tuesday June 29 with everyone enjoying the idyllic sailing conditions.

Waverley’s Clyde 2021 Summer Sailings Announced

Waverley heads up river passing Renfrew after successfully completing sea trials on 12th June 2021.WEL


Following the successful completion of Waverley’s sea trails last week, Waverley Excursions has published the Clyde 2021 timetable.

Waverley 1947 – Trials

Official photograph of Waverley on trials off Skelmorlie in June 1947.A & J Inglis / LNER


With construction complete Waverley starts her sea trials.

Waverley 1975 – Very First Sailing in Preservation

Waverley almost ready for departure with the pipe band playing and well wishers on the quay.John Goss / PSPS Collection


On Thursday 22nd May 1975 Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Dunoon with invited guests aboard, many of whom had helped return her to service.

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.

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