Saturday, 26 November 2011

Winter Volunteers

Once again Waverley Excursions are asking for volunteers to assist with the winter overhaul work which is on-going on Waverley at her berth at the Science Centre in Glasgow.

Volunteers are asked to contact Waverley Excursions either by calling 0845 130 4647 or by e-mailing Waverley's chief engineer Ken Henderson at for more information. In particular volunteers who are skilled, trade or ex trade are required to assist on board weekdays 8am until 4pm. Saturday winter work parties will get underway in January.

Scottish Branch Committee

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Captain Clark Represents the Merchant Navy at the RBL Festival of Remembrance

Waverley Excursions Master, Captain Ian Clark (Lt Cmr Clark RNR) will represent the Merchant Navy at the annual Royal British Legion  Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall this evening.

The Festival of Remembrance will be televised on BBC1 / BBC1HD at 21:15

Generous Donation to Waverley Appeal Secures 2012 Sailings

Mrs Chris Weir of Largs, Ayrshire, who had a major win on the Euromillions lottery in July 2011 with her husband Colin, has made a donation to the current Waverley appeal which will secure the paddler's return to service in 2012, the bicentenery of the PS Comet, the first Clyde steamer and the first commecial steamship in Europe. The Scottish Branch of the PSPS would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr & Mrs Weir for their generosity. It is also a good opportunity to thank all others, individuals and organisations, that have supported the Appeal.

Report on BBC Scotland online

Sunday, 6 November 2011

National AGM

The Twenty-fourth Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will be held on board P.S. Maid of the Loch moored at Balloch Pier on Saturday 19th November at 2 p.m.
The Scottish Branch has arranged an optional lunch aboard the Maid prior to the meeting. The flyer for this was posted out with the Autumn issue of Paddle Wheels. There are still a few places left so if anyone would still like to attend the lunch please use the flyer to book tickets. By clicking the image below a copy of the flyer can be downloaded.

In addition the steam engine will be operating in the Balloch winch house from 11 a.m. and this is well worth a visit. Following the meeting there will be a short audio visual presentation (time permitting) and all events should be finished by approximately 4 p.m.
The Scottish Branch and the Loch Lomond Steamship Company look forward to welcoming everyone to Balloch.

 Scottish Branch Committee