There is still time to win tickets to set sail on the iconic Waverley steamer. 

Pupils are being asked to make a replica of the boat from their household items in a bid to win the "unforgettable" trip, which will set sail later this month. 

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Winners will sail down the famous River Clyde, viewing landmarks such as the restored Victorian sailing ship Glenlee and the historic Dumbarton Castle sitting on the volcanic Dumbarton Rock.

They will also sail under the Erskine Bridge, before passing the town of Port Glasgow to arrive in Greenock for some fish-tastic views.

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On board Waverley, pupils will be able to view the ship's powerful steam engine, see the massive paddle wheels turn and meet the Waverley’s captain. At the end of the journey, pupils will also be able to take home an exclusive Waverley gift from the on-board shop. 

The closing date for entries is now Sunday, May 5 2024 with provisions to set sail on May 17. 

Boarding from Glasgow to Greenock is estimated to take place around 9.15am, with departure scheduled for 9.45am. Arrival at Greenock will be about 11.30am with departure at 11.40am. 

Alex Hornby, managing director at McGill’s, who are partnering with the competition, said: "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Paddle Steamer Waverley to launch this exciting competition for schools, and our coach will be taking the lucky winners home after a great day out.

"We look forward to seeing the incredible entries and talent that emerge, good luck to everyone entering."

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The Glasgow Times will get in touch with the winning school to arrange coach travel to and from the school. The winning school must obtain permission from parents and guardians, and the editor's decision is final. 

This competition is running across the Glasgow Times, Clydebank Post, Greenock Telegraph, Largs and Millport News, Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, Ayr Advertiser, Cumnock Chronicle and Helensburgh Advertiser. Schools must be within the paper's circulation areas to enter. 

Usual competition terms and conditions apply, visit and for more information. 

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is take a photograph of your design and upload it HERE 

You can also enter by scanning the QR below 

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