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 and we welcome support in kind to help us reduce our costs.

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.

The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS)

The Society was gifted Waverley in 1974 for £1 and helped return her to service in 1975. In total over £3.8 million has been received to date to help keep Waverley sailing. New members are always welcome to join and help ensure Waverley continues to sail on for many more years to come. Visit the PSPS website for more details and to join. Those who join the PSPS aboard Waverley will receive a HALF-PRICE voucher for their next Waverley cruise.


Argyll & Bute Council

Glasgow City Council

Inverclyde Council

North Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Corporate Partners

BAE Systems


Boiler Refit Appeal support

The following organisations supported the Boiler Refit Appeal which raised £2.3 million during 2019 to ensure that Waverley was returned to steam:

Corporate Sponsors of Save The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal are:

UK Railtours – donated £10,000 through raffles on board various rail tours.

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

Lochs and Glens Holidays

Croft Filters

BlueStar Streaming

Bella Media

Isle of Arran Distillers

Air Pumping Limited

Moore Stephens Insight

Millport Country Music Festival 2019

WMB Heavy Haulage 


Viewpoint Productions

PR Print

Taylor Wimpey

ESP Security Systems

Calum’s Seal Trips

City Cruises Poole

Doon The Watter Dunoon 


Foreplay Crazy Golf

Thames RIB

Isle of Bute Fused Glass Art

The Newton Bar – Millport

Tulliallan Farms

Waverley Inn – Isle of Wight

The Sugar Cube – Ayr

The Taverna Bar – Rothesay


Rothesay Primary School

St Patrick’s Primary School – Greenock

Groups and Clubs

West Highland Steamer Club

World Ship Society Firth of Clyde Branch

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

Tighnabruiach Pier Association

Coastal Cruising Association

Clyde River Steamer Club (CRSC)

The Clyde Steamer Model Boat Club

Puffer Preservation Society

Aircraft Enthusiasts Group

Clyde Coast Strathspey & Reel Society

Friends of Lochranza Church

Gourock Rotary

The Morris Men of Little Egypt

Colchester Caledonian Society

Inverclyde Tourist Group

Ship Ahoy!

The Matelot Golfing Society

Training Ship Vindicatrix Association Severn Branch

Blairmore Scottish Country Dance Club

The Oddfellows Princess Royal Branch

Watford & District Industrial History Society

Taunton Caledonian Society


Garfield Weston Foundation 

The Swire Charitable Trust

Cruden Foundation Ltd

Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

The Astor Foundation

The Martin Charitable Trust

Hector Gordon Russell Trust

The Shalimar Trust

Matheson Todd Charitable 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

Foundation Scotland

Campbell Charitable Trust

Underhill Trust

D.W.T. Cargill Fund

Orr Macintosh Foundation