Corporate Sponsors, Trusts, Foundations & Charities

Corporate Support & Waverley’s Economic Impact

We warmly welcome support from companies and businesses by way of corporate donations or gifts in kind. Operating Waverley results in Waverley Excursions requiring the services of a wide range of businesses from catering suppliers to shipyards. At this time we welcome support in kind to help us reduce our costs as we raise the required funds to return Waverley to service.

Waverley’s economic impact is felt in the many coastal communities she visits during her annual programme of sailings around the U.K. An independent Economic Impact Assessment concluded in 2015 that the operation of Waverley contributes £5.6 million to the U.K. economy with £3.6 million of that total in Scotland. It also stated that Waverley Excursions Limited supports approximately 136 FTE equivalent jobs per annum.



Corporate Sponsors of Save The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal are:

UK Railtours

See the very best of Britain aboard a special excursion train!

UK Railtours held raffles on board their railway tours and donated £10,000 to the Boiler Refit Appeal – a fantastic contribution.

Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark have very kindly given a grant of £50,000 towards the Boiler Refit Appeal.

Eddie Hawthorne, CEO & Group Managing Director for Arnold Clark, made the following statement: “I’m delighted that we’re able to contribute £50,000 towards the restoration of the Waverley. Arnold Clark understands how significant the ship and its heritage is to Glasgow and we were keen to help towards the £2.3m fundraising target. I’m looking forward to seeing the Waverley on her way back ‘Doon the Watter’ soon.’

Croft Filters

Croft Filters are a leading filter manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience designing and manufacturing industrial filters to solve filtration challenges in a range of manufacturing sectors all over the world.

BlueStar Streaming

We’re passionate about building brand credibility through quality video marketing. We are a digital agency specialising in video marketing & live streaming to build brand awareness. From hero to films to live streams & micro moments, web & social strategy.

Bella Media

Belle Media develops creative content and IP and has produced hardback, paperback and picture books, ebooks, audiobooks, video games, comic strips and digital portals. Belle Media is the creator and publisher of Tigeropolis, The Adventures of Captain Bobo and Hurricane Hutch.

Isle of Arran Distillers

Ours is the only working distillery on an island that was once home to many of the illicit stills on the west coast of Scotland. This is where we distill the unique character of Arran – known as Scotland in miniature – into an incomparable whisky.

Great malt whisky is a distillation of the place it’s made. The local water, microclimate and air quality all influence the spirit as it’s distilled and matured. Isle of Arran whisky couldn’t come from anywhere else but this wee rock, of twenty miles by ten. Our whisky is the island, bottled.

Air Pumping Limited

With over 39 years of air operated pumping expertise Air Pumping Engineering Services has become known as a UK industry leader in pumps and fluid control.

We supply air powered pumps to customers for many of the major manufacturers in the industry. Coupled with our leading knowledge and long standing experience this makes us a first choice for procurement of all pumps.

Moore Stephens Insight

Moore Stephens Insight has over 25 years experience in supporting clients in the public and private sectors to review, optimise, select and implement finance/ERP systems.

We are independent from any software provider and provide objective, unbiased advice based on clients’ requirements, best practice and industry knowledge and experience. We work across the public and private sectors including Central Government, Local Authorities, NHS and Higher Education as well as Not for Profit organisations.

Millport Country Music Festival 2019

“The beating heart of Country Music in Scotland” – Maverick Magazine.

WMB Heavy Haulage 

WMB Heavy Haulage is a family run business, with over 30 years experience in the abnormal haulage sector. The company operates a fleet of 6 Scania tractor units and variety of trailer options capable of transporting abnormal and heavy loads up to 80T gross. WMB also has experience of delivering Cochran Boilers.


Creative design studio providing a full range of graphic and digital design services that enhance our clients’ business communications. Founded in 1999, Designworks is an Edinburgh based creative design studio providing a full range of graphic and digital design services.

Viewpoint Productions

Video Production, Film & TV of the highest quality at competitive rates: Viewpoint Productions produce factual content for broadcast, business, online use, OnDemand viewing and distribution on DVD and other media.

PR Print

Since 1987, Pr Print has become a well established printers in the West of Scotland.  We’re proud to have produced years of happy customers and look forward to continuing our work for years to come! Our ethos at Pr Print for the past 30 years is to connect high quality design with reliable in-house production effectively getting a low cost solution for our clients to satisfy their design and print requirements. Our love for our Print drives who we are and what we do. Every. Single. Day.

Taylor Wimpey

From stylish apartments, contemporary coach houses and beautiful bungalows, to traditional terraced, semi-detached and detached houses – our house type portfolio offers plenty of choice to meet homebuyers’ requirements, whatever they might be.

ESP Security Systems

For more than 20 years ESP has been developing and supplying security related products to the UK electrical industry. As a leading safety and security product specialist, the company offers a comprehensive range of electronic security and fire detection solutions to meet the requirements of installers and contractors.

“We have been looking after the alarm on Waverley for over 20 years and here is to the next 20!”

Calum’s Seal Trips

Come and join us on the waters of Loch Carron and experience a wildlife cruise with a difference, with a unique “free if no seals” guarantee.

City Cruises Poole

We have a different view of Dorset. Step aboard for a sightseeing cruise. or dance the night away to one of our themed evenings, our boats offer panoramic views, an open air deck, bar and commentary for out experts.

Doon The Watter Dunoon 

A unique gift shop with memories of Dunoon and the Clyde’s fabulous heritage. Decorated using original items from the era and evoking memories of the halcyon days of the paddle steamers, the shop offers some very special gift ideas.


Over the years we have helped various companies and organisations develop product ranges. From small independent companies to groups as diverse as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, The PS Waverley and English Heritage.

Lochs and Glens Holidays

Following the withdrawal announcement of Waverley, Lochs and Glens very kindly pledged £5,000 to the Boiler Refit Appeal.  We are delighted that these funds have now been passed to Waverley.

On making this donation, Neil Wells, Managing Director of Lochs and Glens stated “We are delighted to support the Waverley in the project to raise money for new boilers.  Scottish tourism is based on our hospitality, stunning scenery, and the quality of our unique attractions.  The Waverley is one of Scotland’s world-class tourist attractions, and it is vital that she returns to the water for future generations to enjoy.”

Community Groups/Charities

West Highland Steamer Club

It was in 1967 that a group of steamer enthusiasts would meet regularly and further their interest in the ships and services of David MacBrayne Ltd. The group became known, appropriately, as the West Highland Steamer Club.

The WHSC produces a journal which is posted to all members and regularly holds meetings in Glasgow through the winter months. Speakers often reflect on the variety of the West Highland steamers, ferries and services from Victorian times to the present. In addition the Committee sometimes organises nominated excursions on board CalMac vessels and occasionally a ferry can be visited while in dock, usually on the Clyde.

World Ship Society Firth of Clyde Branch

Since its founding by a small group of dedicated ship enthusiasts in 1946, the World Ship Society has grown into the largest and most prestigious international organisation dedicated to maritime and naval history.

Today the World Ship Society is noted for its extensive list of publications, including the highly regarded journal, Marine News. As well, the organisation maintains a significant library and collection of photographs for its members and researchers.

Branch meetings, held throughout the world, allow members to share their knowledge, experience, and joy of the shipping and naval industries. From the young to the elderly, the membership is diverse and reflects a wide range of maritime or naval history. Yet all share an abiding love for the ships that travel the seas.

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station is a group formed in 2009 by local people who shared concern for the neglected state and appearance of the station, with the aim of reinstating the station’s traditional floral displays.

In addition the group also operate a secondhand bookshop and gallery, open 6 days per week, and staffed by volunteers. The funds raised have been used to restore the neglected rooms to something of their former glory. A gallery now displays an exhibition of photographs of the history of the station and the local area in the former first class waiting rooms. 

Coastal Cruising Association

Coastal Cruising Association was formed in 1964 and is dedicated to promote and support coastal & Inland waterway cruising in the UK. The Association arranges a programme of interesting charter cruises each year and prints a monthly journal – Cruising Monthly. The Scottish Branch of the association holds monthly meetings in Glasgow through the winter months.

Clyde River Steamer Club (CRSC)

“The CRSC brings together everyone with an interest in Scottish shipping. We organise special excursions throughout the year, often involving unusual itineraries. Uniting past and present is the Club’s unchanging purpose — to create opportunities for enthusiasts to meet, sail and talk together.”


Garfield Weston Foundation 

The Swire Charitable Trust

Cruden Foundation Ltd

Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

The Martin Charitable Trust

Hector Gordon Russell Trust

The Shalimar Trust

Matheson Todd Trust

GAP Giving

The W M Mann Foundation

The JTH Charitable Trust

Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust

The James Wood Bequest Fund

The Netherton Charitable Trust

Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust

Tay Charitable Trust

Margaret H McInnes Trust