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The famous paddle steamer may have had a difficult return to the waves but stories inspired by one of the Waverley's most famous skippers are about to sail onto the airwaves.
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The Waverley paddle steamer has returned to the city after colliding into a pier on the Isle of Arran last week.

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The Ardrossan to Brodick ferry ensured that passengers who were stranded on Arran last night following the Waverley crash were taken safely back to the mainland.

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An emergency response has been launched after a paddle steamer collided with Brodick Pier in Arran.
Police and paramedics are at the scene of the incident involving The Waverley and the coastguard has set up a helicopter landing site nearby.
One eyewitness has told BBC Scotland she saw passengers falling over when the vessel crashed at about 17:15.
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The operators of the paddle steamer Waverley have launched a new emergency appeal for donations to make sure the famous ship is back in service in 2021.
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The 70-year-old PS Waverley welcomed passengers for the first time in years after repairs were finished.

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The 70-year-old paddle steamer sets sail for the first time since 2018 after repairs to its boilers.
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The Waverley's first passenger sailing on the Clyde since 2018 has been cancelled after operators encountered an 'unexpected technical and administration issue'.
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Punters can board the famous paddle steamer for trips on the Firth of Clyde after major restoration work on the 73-year-old vessel.
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The paddle steamer Waverley's operators have announced that the famous ship will return to service on the Clyde this weekend.
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Rothesay Pier: PS Waverley, before the breakdown, is seen on 26th July 2018 as she leaves Rothesay Pier astern.
Colin Miller 26/07/2018


Wemyss Bay: PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.
Colin Miller 11/07/2017

The world's last seagoing paddle steamer has returned to the water for the first time in almost two years - following major repairs.

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Iconic paddle steamer Waverley made her return to the River Clyde yesterday after her boiler refit and overhaul was completed. The new electric systems and boilers have been tested and it is expected that she will start trials next week after being towed to Custom House Quay yesterday, pictured, from nearby James Watt Dock.The replacement of the ship's boilers at Dales Marine in Greenock followed a successful campaign to raise £2.3 million to keep the iconic vessel operating.It's not yet known when Waverley - the world's last sea-going paddle steamer - will be able to carry passengers again.A spokesperson for Waverley Excursions said: 'Given the overwhelming support for Waverley we will strive to return her to service when it is right to do so.A final decision on whether she can operate this season with passengers has yet to be made.If Waverley is returned to service this year she will only be able to operate a short programme of cruises on the Clyde.'

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Waverley is looking shipshape again after the second of her iconic funnels was reinstated yesterday. The delicate operation to hoist the stack back into place was completed successfully at the Dales Marine Yard in Greenock.
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Operators of the world's last sea-going paddle steamer are to decide within weeks whether to resume Clyde sailings this summer ahead of the completion of major repairs to save the historic vessel next month.
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The operators of the iconic paddle steamer Waverley are not giving up hope of the vessel visiting Argyll and Bute this year - but Helensburgh wont be on the famous ship's itinerary.
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Helensburgh Pier: Having arrived pretty much on time, PS Waverley departed Helensburgh around 100 minutes late on 25 August 2018. The steamer is seen heading west on what was supposed to be a trip to Rothesay, the stop at Dunoon having been removed during the extended stop at Helensburgh. However reports suggest that around 15 minutes later the paddles stopped turning.
John McIntyre 25/08/2018

A ship repair firm in Greenock has started work on the £2.3 million boiler refit of the iconic Waverley paddle steamer. The world famous vessel was towed from her berth in Glasgow to Greenock's James Watt Dock last week to begin her boiler refit at Dales Marine Greenock.

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The iconic Waverley Paddle Steamer will return to operation next summer after more than £2million was raised for essential repairs.

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Hundreds of passengers on board The Waverley paddle steamer were left stranded when it broke down in the middle of the Clyde.
The ship was stuck between Greenock and Helensburgh for several hours but later made it to Greenock.
Waverley Excursons Ltd said it was due to a problem with boiler controls and it regretted the inconvenience and disappointment of passengers.
Specialist engineers will now try to repair the ship.
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Wemyss Bay: PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.
Colin Miller 11/07/2017


Erskine Ferry: PS Waverley heads to Glasgow in 1993 passing the old Erskine Ferry slipway, viewed from the Erskine Bridge.
Ewan Crawford //1993


Arrochar Pier: PS Waverley at Arrochar Pier in September 1955.
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 06/09/1955

The world's last sea-going paddle steamer has sustained 'minor damage' after it struck the pier at Rothesay in the Firth of Clyde.
The Waverley was on a regular passenger-carrying trip when the incident took place at about 15:00. It is not thought anyone was injured.
The steam ship, which was launched in 1946, is operated by a charity, the Waverley Steam Navigation Company.
Passengers have been told all weekend cruises will be cancelled.
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Wemyss Bay: PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.
Colin Miller 11/07/2017


Erskine Ferry: PS Waverley heads to Glasgow in 1993 passing the old Erskine Ferry slipway, viewed from the Erskine Bridge.
Ewan Crawford //1993


Kilcreggan Pier: In a view taken from the Oban to Glasgow seaplane service on 4 July 2008 PS Waverley is seen leaving Kilcreggan Pier and sailing west down the Clyde.
Malcolm Chattwood 04/07/2008

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