Waverley is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer.
In 1975, at the end of her working life, she was famously bought for £1 by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.
Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, a charity registered in Scotland, was set up to operate the ship.
Waverley then began a second career as one of the country’s best-loved tourist attractions.
Since she has been in operational preservation she has been awarded four stars by Visit Scotland, an engineering heritage award, and has carried over 5 million passengers from over 60 ports around the UK.