The Steamship Sir Walter Scott – A Living Legend – Since 1900 the steamship Sir Walter Scott has been sailing majestically on Loch Katrine, allowing today’s visitor the opportunity to experience a bygone age, in a landscape of unmatched splendour.
Sir Walter Scott himself wrote in 1810:-
The summer dawns reflected hue,
The purple changed Loch Katrine blue,
Mildly and softly the western breeze,
Just kissed the lake,
just stirred the trees.
From ‘Lady of the Lake’
This programme tells the story of this famous vessel and captures the very essence of a land steeped in history and atmosphere. The recent rebuild of the ship, vital to maintain its tradition and support the local tourist industry, is told. A story that could so easily have ended in disaster were it not for the support of a new owning and managing Trust, a valuable Friends organisation, the Scottish Government and much local enthusiasm.
A ‘2m rescue package has enabled the ship to be rebuilt with refurbished engine, new boilers and a host of updated facilities so securing the future for a piece of unique maritime history. Sir Walter Scott first steamed on Loch Katrine in 1900, today, over 100 years later, she still does the job she was built for, steaming between Trossachs Pier and Stronachlachar, a vital part of Scotland’s tourist industry in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Converted to environmentally friendly bio fuel steam operation Sir Walter Scott is ready for the next 100 years of service on the tranquil waters of Loch Katrine. Within the programme aerial photography, historic pictures and previously unpublished archive film capture the spirit of this endeavour.
A living legend given a new future. For more information and bookings contact:-
or call 01877 332000
Digitally mastered in 16:9 format Producer: Nick Dodson Narration: Andy Wilkie