Saturday, 22 June 2013

Branch Evening Charter 2013

The PSPS Scottish Branch charter will take place on the evening of Thursday 11th July. This year the itinerary has been changed to offer an evening cruise to view the north Arran coast. Waverley will depart Millport at 1805 and Largs at 1900, returning to Millport at 2145 and Largs at 2215. A return time to Largs of 2215 allows time to connect with the train service to Glasgow.

Tickets for the cruise can be obtained from the Waverley website or by calling 0845 130 4647 or using the postal booking form which is below. Advanced tickets are offered at a discounted rate, tickets can be purchased on board subject to availability.

Postal Booking Form

The closing date for postal tickets is Wednesday 3rd July. We look forward to welcoming both members and non-members aboard for this unique cruise.

Scottish Branch Committee

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Waverley Report on BBC Wales News

On Friday 7th June BBC Wales broadcast a news item about Waverley and her current sailings on the Bristol Channel.

The report can currently be seen using the following link:

P Semple

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Waverley departs for Liverpool

Waverley finally left Glasgow at 1630 on Saturday 1st June heading for Liverpool after being delayed due to a technical issue.

Over the past few days both crew and volunteers put in a tremendous effort to try and ensure that Waverley was able to reach Liverpool for her first sailing on Saturday but unfortunately circumstances prevented her leaving her home port.

The following pictures were taken by two of Waverley's regular winter volunteers, Roy Tait and Keith Roberston. Both of these gentlemen have first hand experience of the the great effort required to ensure that the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world is able to keep sailing. Both rightly state that she was only able to sail south after a herculean effort from both the ship's crew and volunteers.

Casting off (R Tait)

The newly painted paddle box and wheel (K Robertson)
The Rover assists turning Waverley to head down-river (K Robertson)

Liverpool bound (R Tait)
And so let the 2013 season really get underway!

Paul Semple