WAVERLEY'S Clyde summer cruise season will begin on Saturday May 28.

With tickets now on sale, the famous paddle steamer will offer a variety of sailings on the Firth of Clyde.

General manager Paul Semple said: "This year is a very special one for Waverley as it’s the 75th anniversary since her maiden voyage back in 1947."

It's hoped passengers will snap up tickets to help meet the vessel's increasing fuel costs, with an increase of around £2,000 per day expected.

Tickets are on sale at www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk