Preserved Steamers

'Waverley' and 'Balmoral'

The Clyde and The Forth

'Waverley' is the world's last sea-going paddle steamer.  It now operates on the West Coast of Scotland and is berthed on the Clyde at Glasgow, but in the past it has also provided cruises from the Firth of Forth.

I hope, soon,  to be able to add  an old photograph of 'Waverley', sailing out of Granton Harbour.

Meanwhile, here are a few notes about the visits by 'Waverley' and 'Balmoral' to the Firth of Forth.  Both of these ships are operated by the Waverley Excursions Co.


The In 1981, 1982 and 1983, 'Waverley' visited the Firth of Forth and operated cruises from Granton and Burntisland harbours.


'Balmoral' first visited the Firth of Forth in 1989.  She returned most years from 1993 until 2002, and provided cruises from Granton, Burntisland and Anstruther to May Island, Bass Rock, Eyemouth and Berwick-on-Tweed.

Acknowledgement:  Most of the details above are taken from Ian Brodie's book:
"Steamers of the Forth, Vol.2".




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