Built in 1947, Waverley is the “Sole Survivor” as the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. She has continued to defy expectations and kept sailing. Now she needs your help.

Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions the sailing season was reduced from 5 months to just a few weeks, passenger capacity was also reduced to under 30%. This means we are short of critical funds needed to make sure she survives the coming winter.

Your support would make a massive difference as we keep Waverley alive, her steam engine turning, and her paddles still beating. By donating now you can opt to be included in our Virtual Donor Wall. Donations can be recorded on the wall in memory of someone.

Donations to Waverley can be one off or monthly by Direct Debit as a Friend of Waverley. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated and will help ensure that Waverley survives.

One off donations

Online – complete the form below

Phone – 0141 243 2224 during office hours

Cheque – Send your cheque to Waverley Excursions, WSN Co. Ltd, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, G3 8HA. Cheques should be made payable to Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

Text – Text “STEAM” followed by £10 or £20 to 70085.

Bank Transfer Payment (BACS) – Royal Bank of Scotland, Sort Code 83-52-00, Account Number 00667400.

Donate online or by phone and have your name included on our Online Donor Wall and record your support for Waverley. Donations can be made and recorded on behalf of someone else.

Please add Gift-Aid to further increase your donation by 25%. For every £1 you donate, we can claim an additional 25p from the taxman.

Payments are processed by PayPal but there is an option to make a payment by credit or debit card without having to sign in to a PayPal account.

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If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows you to significantly increase the value of your donation to us without you having to pay a penny more.

For every £1 you donate, we can claim an additional 25p from the taxman.

If I have checked the box above, I would like WSN Co. Ltd. to reclaim the tax on this donation from me. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I would also like to Gift Aid all donations I have made to WSN Co. Ltd. in the last four years and all donations in the future until I notify you otherwise.

Monthly Direct Debit donations as a Friend of Waverley

We welcome small regular monthly donations by Direct Debit. Those who can give a regular donation (minimum £5.20) will become a Friend of Waverley. Click the link below for full details to sign up today and help safeguard Waverley’s future.

Click here and arrange your Direct Debit to Waverley online today and become a Friend of Waverley.

Join the PSPS and help keep Waverley sailing

New members are welcome to join the PSPS and gain access to a range of exclusive benefits including a magazine every three months with Waverley news. New members can join online.