Leaving Largs Pier at 1pm, passengers enjoyed the last chance of the year to sail on board the Waverley, on the River Clyde..

The famous paddleboat steamer visited Rothesay and Tignabruaich as there was sunshine, and a rainbow, over Largs as the Waverley departed, before returning in the late afternoon, heading up the Clyde to Glasgow.

2016 is a special year for Paddle Steamer Waverley - it marks 70 years since her launch in 1946. Waverley’s keel was laid on December 27 1945 but due to material shortages after the war, she was not ready for launch until October 2 1946. It wasn’t until the following year on January 20 1947 that she was towed to Greenock for the installation of her boiler and engines. Finally she made her maiden voyage on June 16 1947 and started what was to become a very long career.