Friday, 23 September 2016

MV Balmoral

Built in 1949, MV Balmoral is now a heritage pleasure steamer but was originally used as a car ferry operating between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

Once owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, who also own the paddle steamer Waverley, Balmoral is now operated by White Funnel Ltd, mostley around the coast of Wales and the south of England.

Having come up to the Clyde for September Weekend and Millport Illuminations, I managed to get some  pictures as she dropped off some of her passengers before returning to Glasgow overnight.

The latest reports are that Saturday and Sunday's sailings have been cancelled due to high winds forecast.


  1. Eddie - it was only Saturday that was cancelled. She circumnaviagted Bute as ascheduled on Sunday.

    1. I heard that after I had put my blog up. It's a shame that she travelled all this distance and missed out even one of her scheduled sailings.

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