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Waverley’s 75th Anniversary Season Begins

Waverley cast off from Glasgow this morning (Saturday 28th May) for her first trip “Doon the Watter” in what is a milestone year for the famous Clyde steamer. In just under three weeks she will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her maiden voyage. Waverley Excursions General Manager, Paul Semple, commented “It is fantastic to see … Continued

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Start Date Announced For 2022 Season

Waverley is set to cast off from Glasgow on Saturday May 28 on the first cruise of the summer season when she makes her way “Doon the Watter” to Rothesay and then through the stunning Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich. With tickets now on sale the famous steamship will offer a variety of sailings on … Continued

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Waverley is Dry Docked

Waverley set off from her Winter berth on the River Clyde in Glasgow on Tuesday morning (19 April) shortly after 10am. She navigated her way ‘Doon the Watter’ turning at the Tail of the Bank before berthing at Greenock’s Custom House Quay. From there she was moved the short distance to Garvel dry dock by … Continued

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Western Isles Bookings Now Open

Western Isles Sailings We are delighted to announce that tickets for Waverley’s Western Isles sailings (June 6 to June 13) are now available to book. The Western Isles sailings 2022 timetable can be downloaded from our website. This year Waverley returns to the Western Isles for the first time in 4 years so be sure … Continued

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Hard Hat Tour Auction

Exclusive Hard Hat Tour Auction To help raise funds for the current winter refit work we are giving just 12 lucky supporters the chance to get behind the scenes of Waverley. This is a rare opportunity to learn and see exactly what happens during the winter months to ensure Waverley is fit to paddle in … Continued

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Diamond Jubilee Appeal reaches £100,000

Waverley’s 75th Anniversary appeal has just reached £100,000. This is a fantastic result in just 3 months since the appeal was launched. Our thanks go to all who have supported this appeal, including those members of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society who have contributed £25,000 towards this total, we are so grateful for the ongoing … Continued

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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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