Sunday, 14 August 2011

Waverley wins 65th IMechE Engineering Heritage Award

Professor Pollock, President Elect of the IMechE presents the plaque to Chief Engineer Ken Henderson aboard Waverley.
(Photo: Neil Warbrick)

On Sunday 14th August 2011, paddle steamer Waverley, in her 65th year as a Clyde excursion steamer, was presented with the 65th IMechE Engineering Heritage Award by Professor Isobel Pollock, President Elect of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The Engineering Heritage Award  was established in 1984 to celebrate excellence in mechanical engineering. The unique strengths of the Award enable both the Institution and the mechanical engineering profession to benefit through increasing public awareness of engineering, past and present.

The Award recognises artefacts, locations, collections and landmarks of significant mechanical engineering importance, many of which have been previously recognised under the Engineering Heritage Hallmark Scheme.

To qualify for an Award, the artefact/location/collection/landmark submitted for consideration must demonstrate at least one of the following criteria:

  • A unique feature eg first of a kind, oldest in existence or only surviving example
  • Industrial innovation
  • A facet of mechanical engineering, or associated with a person or event, which has made a significant contribution to society and/or mechanical engineering
Details of the award to Waverley can be read in full on the IMechE website at:

Other projects that have received the IMechE Engineering Heritage Award are described in the following online / download PDF booklet

Recognising Engineering Excellence: Past, Present and Future

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