Original Painting by Ian Orchardson – TSS Saint Columba

Ian G Orchardson (1927-97) painted several atmospheric shots of favourite Clyde Steamers including Waverley. This painting of Saint Columba exudes an atmosphere of movement and a build up of speed after slowing for the Colintraive Ferry. She has been captured passing Rhubodach Farm and about to enter the Narrows.

This original of David MacBrayne’s T.S.S. Saint Columba has been offered to raise funds for Waverley towards her continued operation.

This painting is in good condition, framed and is approx. 51″ W x 38″ H.

To bid on this item please email info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk with your bid. Given the artist, condition and quality of this painting we would hope for a very generous offer. We have a reserve price on this item.

The successful bidder can have the framed painting posted at an additional charge or collect it from our Glasgow office.


Original painting of T.S.S. Saint Columba by Ian G Orchardson.

Saint Columba was originally built as T.S.S. Queen Alexandra in 1912, she remains the longest turbine steamer ever built for Clyde service and the only three funnelled steamer that served the Clyde. She was renamed Saint Columba after being purchased by David MacBrayne in 1935 and became the Ardrishaig mail steamer operating until 1958.