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75th Anniversary Appeal Tops £60,000

We’re delighted to announce that Waverley’s 75th Anniversary Appeal has now raised over £60,000 thanks to the continued support of many loyal supporters and members of the public. The Appeal is aiming to raise £150,000 to help cover part of the £450,000 which will be spent directly on Waverley to prepare her for the 2022 … Continued

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Waverley Grand Draw 2021 – Winners Announced

This summers Waverley Grand Raffle is finished! A 1950’s Ercol Sofa, restored by Sarah Jane Hemsley Upholstery, with a Waverley themed fabric has gone ‘doon the watter’ to Alison in Rothesay who won this fabulous first price. It will look great in her bay window on the Isle of Bute. The raffle raised nearly £10,000, … Continued

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Waverley’s 75TH Anniversary Appeal

In 2022 we will celebrate Waverley’s Diamond Jubilee as it will be 75 years since her maiden voyage on the 16th June 1947. This is an exceptional milestone in Waverley’s career, however support is needed towards this winter’s refit to prepare for the 2022 sailing season. Maintaining Waverley in operational condition is increasingly expensive. Her … Continued

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Waverley Christmas Souvenirs 2022

November is here and Waverley is at her winter berth in Glasgow. During COP26, which takes place 1st – 14th November, our office is closed but our staff continue to work from home. Prior to this we’ve released this year’s Official Christmas cards, created some new very special Christmas decorations and the ever popular Waverley … Continued

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2 October 1946 – Launch of Waverley

Today is the 75th anniversary of the launch of the beautiful Waverley. She was launched by Lady Matthews, wife of LNER Chairman, pictured in the article below, on a misty autumn day. Her speech highlighted that “the splendour of the Clyde coast scenery should be viewed from steamers like this.” And 75 years later, having … Continued

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Waverley’s 2021 season will be extended

Waverley returned to service on June 29 and has been warmly welcomed at the various ports and piers around the Firth of Clyde. The variety of sailings on offer this summer has proved popular. The weather has been excellent with passengers enjoying some of the best sailing conditions for many years. Across social media and … Continued

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WAVERLEY RETURNS FOR SUMMER SEASON

Waverley is now scheduled to be in daily service on the Firth of Clyde until at least August 22nd offering a wide variety of sailings from her home base in Glasgow and from over a dozen piers on the attractive Clyde coast. Given ongoing restrictions capacity aboard the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer will be … Continued

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