Waverley makes welcome return to Rothesay

PS Waverley makes a welcome return to Rothesay later this month.
PS Waverley makes a welcome return to Rothesay later this month.

Sailings from Rothesay aboard the world’s last sea going Paddle Steamer begin on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

On Saturday, May 28, you can cruise through the world famous Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich, and on Sunday, May 29, you can enjoy the afternoon in Largs or Millport or sail to the Isle of Arran.

2016 is a special year for Paddle Steamer Waverley - it marks 70 years since her launch in 1946. Waverley’s keel was laid on December 27, 1945 but due to material shortages after the war, she was not ready for launch until October 2, 1946.

It wasn’t until the following year on January 20, 1947 that she was towed to Greenock for the installation of her boiler and engines. Finally she made her maiden voyage on June 16, 1947 and started what was to become a very long career. You can help ensure she continues to sail another year by booking a trip on Waverley this year.

Ross Cochrane, PS Waverley’s Captain, said: “Waverley is a very special ship full of history and charm and there is a trip for everyone - young and old - to enjoy.

“Every passenger who comes aboard helps this beautiful ship continue to sail and I would encourage everyone to come and enjoy a trip on her.”

Find out more at PS Waverley’s official website.