Famed paddle steamer The Waverley set for Skye visit

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The Waverley heading under the Skye Bridge

The Waverley, the world’s last sea going paddle steamer, will be sailing from Kyle, Skye, Gairloch and Raasay next month.

On Wednesday 1st and Saturday 4th June the Waverley will sail from Armadale for a cruise up Loch Nevis to visit Inverie – home to Britain’s remotest pub.

On Thursday 2nd June passengers can step aboard in Kyle of Lochalsh, Portree and Gairloch and enjoy a cruise towards Loch Torridon. On Friday 3rd June the cruise heads around Raasay and stops off at Kyle of Lochalsh, Portree and Raasay.

2016 is a special year for the Waverley, as it marks 70 years since her launch in 1946.

She made her maiden voyage in June 1947 and started what was to become a very long career.

Ross Cochrane, 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. Some of the best scenery in the world is in the west coast of Scotland and Waverley offers a unique way to experience it. I look forward to welcoming you onboard.”

Fares start at £17 for adults and there are discounts for senior citizens, and under 18s.

To book tickets or for more information visit here or from the following outlets: Sleat Community Trading Company Ltd, Portree Information, The Croft Shop in Broadford, Kyle Tourist Information, or The Shop at the Pier in Gairloch.