The Branch Annual Summer Outing 2019
Because the Waverley is not running this year (see below), it has been agreed to arrange a coach trip, "Doon the Watter", to Dunoon.
The cost for the trip is £15 for MEMBERS and £35 for non-members. YOU MUST ATTEND THE BRANCH MEETNG ON THURSDAY 1 AUGUST to pay for and pick up your ticket(s).
The coach will depart the Unite Office, 145 - 165, West Regent Street at 10 am sharp on Friday 9 August. The coach will drop people off at Gourock harbour for the 20 minute ferry crossing to Dunoon.
A 3-course lunch is provided at Rios Restaurant in Dunoon. It is expected that this will commence at 12.30 pm and conclude by around 2.00 pm. Members can then stroll around the shops in Dunoon or visit local hostelries.
Depart Dunoon Harbour at 4.50 pm for Gourock and then board the coach for return to Glasgow. We anticipate arriving in Glasgow between 6.30 and 6.45 pm.
You can book your ticket(s) by CLICKING HERE.
Photos of the 2018 outing can be viewed by clicking here
Waverley Excursions Ltd deeply regrets to inform our customers and loyal supporters that Paddle Steamer Waverley will not operate in 2019.
As part of our winter maintenance programme we have been undertaking boiler works but unfortunately the required repair is complex and costly.
Following extensive consultation and investigation it is now conclusive that the ship’s boilers require replacement and no further attempts will be made to repair. We now face a significant challenge to raise the required funds to reboiler Waverley and return her to service.
We are truly sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience caused by withdrawing Waverley from service.