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New Waverley Souvenirs for Christmas 2020

Visit our online Souvenir Shop and purchase our new Waverley products for Christmas 2020. Limited Stock available! Waverley Face Coverings available in 2 designs Colour Cotton Tote Bag  – illustration by artist Stephen Millership. Full Colour Beach/Bath Towel  – illustration by artist Stephen Millership. Paddlebox Wrapping Paper – 2 sheets of A2 Size paper Visit … Continued

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Thank you to Waitrose!

Thank you to Waitrose Byres Road! We were fortunate enough to be chosen to receive a Community Matters grant from this store to support our COVID-19 Relief Appeal. A cheque for £330 was given to Waverley Steam Navigation Co’s General Manager, Paul Semple, last week. This generous grant will go towards winter repairs on PS … Continued

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Wrap up 2020 with Waverley Paddlebox Paper!

Our newest item in Waverley’s Online Shop – Waverley Paddlebox Gift Wrap! Suitable for all celebratory occasions, including Christmas. Our wrapping paper comes in 2 sheets of A2 size (folded to A4). Purchase your supply now from waverleyexcursions.co.uk/product/wrapping-paper/ Have you got the must have Waverley Souvenir – Funnel mugs? Waverley funnel mugs are available to … Continued

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Facebook Giving now available for PS Waverley

Great news! Waverley’s supporters can now set up a Facebook fundraiser for Waverley on their Facebook profiles. It’s easy to do. Just follow these simple instructions. 1) Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click “See More”. 2) Click “+ Raise Money”. 3) Select “Nonprofit or Charity.” 4) … Continued

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Waverley Supports Local Charities

With Waverley tied up at her winter berth in Glasgow our hard working crew have now taken some well earned rest. However, before they stepped ashore one of our deck crew reached out to some local charities to donate food supplies still on Waverley which would not be used. We were delighted to support Glasgow … Continued

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Waverley Returns

PRESS RELEASE Paddle Steamer Waverley has returned to passenger service following her Boiler Refit which was delayed during the lockdown. The much-admired iconic vessel departed Glasgow on Saturday morning for her first trip of the season with flags adorned. Waverley’s General Manager, Paul Semple, commented “We are delighted that Waverley is back in-service operating on … Continued

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Sea Trials Completed

Waverley undertook sea trials on Thursday 13th & Friday 14th August on the upper Firth of Clyde. These were successful allowing Waverley to return to her home berth in Glasgow. A final decision on whether she can return to passenger service for a short period on the Clyde will be made in the coming days.

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Waverley prepares for Sea Trials

Waverley left Dales Marine shipyard on 6th August after her extensive boiler refit and is now being prepared for full sea trials. Over the past few days the Captain and crew have undertaken many tasks to test the ship’s systems and carry out a range of maintenance tasks. She is starting to look ship shape!

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Waverley’s paddles turn once again!

As part of the commissioning process for the new boilers, Waverley’s engine and paddles have turned under steam marking a monumental point in the boiler refit. Waverley is back in steam for the first time since 2018. We are extremely grateful to all those who donated to the Boiler Refit Appeal and helped Save the … Continued

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Waverley’s Funnels Reinstated

This morning Waverley’s forward funnel was lifted and placed back in position restoring the ship’s identity. Great care was taken to ensure both funnels are exactly as they should be. After taking final measurements to confirm the exact distance between the tops of both funnels they will now be welded to the new deck. We … Continued

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Waverley’s Aft Funnel Reinstated

Waverley’s aft funnel has been reinstated as the boiler refit continues. While visually Waverley is starting to look more herself there are ongoing internal works to complete before testing of the new boilers and electrical systems can begin. The forward funnel will be reinstated soon but is a more complex task given the boiler exhaust … Continued

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