THE world’s last seagoing paddle steamer will set sail again at the end of this month - marking its 75th anniversary.

Operator Waverley Excursions announced on social media that the boat will welcome back passengers on Saturday, May 28.

It will make its way from Glasgow to Tighnabruaich, in the Kyles of Bute.

On June 16, it will sail back to the Clyde to celebrate her 75th anniversay of her "maiden voyage".

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The vessel was supposed to return to service in June last year, but excursions had to be cancelled due to a shortage of staff hitting the maritime sector.

In August, operators had to cancel sailings south of the Clyde because of the continued crew shortage.

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In 2020, it had only sailed for two weeks due to the pandemic, and a crash at Brodick, Isle of Arran, in which 24 of the 239 passengers and crew were injured.

Waverley Excursion wrote in a Facebook post that the boat will kick off its "Diamond Jubilee season" on the Firth of Clyde from May 28 until June 5.

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Sailings are also scheduled over the spring bank holiday weekend.

"It will then sail all the from Glasgow to Oban on Monday, June 6," it continued. "A sailing not to be missed!"

"She will operate in the Western Isles until June 13 before returning to the Clyde for a very special sailing to celebrate her 75th anniversay of her maiden voyage on June 16."

WAVERLEY SAILINGS TO BEGIN . . . We are delighted to confirm that the World’s last seagoing paddle steamer will return...

Posted by Waverley Excursions on Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Tickets for all sailings from May 28 until August 28 can now be booked online or by calling 0141 243 2224.