Latest News


Our latest news items, events etc are shown below. We also have a facebook page, where you can see photos, news and events listed.  Newsletters can be seen here.

  • 2019 Season Begins! Season 2019 got off to a flying start with a trip from the Puffer’s home in the Crinan Basin through the Crinan Canal.  Passengers rose to the occasion magnificently and were soon winding the sluices up and down and pushing / pulling the lock gates in a very professional manner.
  • Lunch Invitation! If you have any questions about the lunch please do get in touch with Cathy on 01546 830133 / savethepuffer@hotmail.co.uk   I
  • Puffer Appeal   Since 1998 over a million pounds has been spent on replacing the Puffer’s hull.  This is now 75% complete.  Alongside the hull replacement the refurbishment of cabins, showers, the generator room, the workshop and the galley has been going on. The Puffer also needs to continually update and upgrade in all areas in accordance with ...
  • Save the Date! You are all cordially invited to a Puffer fundraising lunch and auction at the wonderfully situated Crinan Hotel on June 22.  A bonus attraction for many will be the opportunity to have a trip around the bay on board the Puffer beforehand. Places can be reserved by phoning Cathy at Puffer HQ on 01546 830133 Puffer anchored ...
  • Glenlee Fundraiser! The recent Puffer Fundraising event on the tall ship, the Glenlee on Friday 8th February was a resounding success raising a magnificent £2,500. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the organisers and the wonderful items donated for the auction which ranged from hand sewn quilts to holiday stays. A huge thank ...
  • Dinner on the Glen Lee on February 8, 2019   The annual Puffer fundraiser on February 8 will be on the tall ship the Glen Lee.  The ship is tied up at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow where there is loads of parking available.  The evening consists of a three course meal, an auction of all sorts of interesting items as well as the chance ...
  • Sunset at Crinan VIC32 lies alongside at Crinan as the sun sets over the Corryvreckan.  Thanks to Pedro at the Crinan Hotel for a wonderful photo.
  • Bruichladdich Whisky Raffle Winner The Bruichladdich Whisky Raffle was drawn on May 22 on the Queen Mary in Glasgow after all the tickets had been sold. The draw was made by one of a group of lawyers who were being shown around the boat at the time.  To ensure there was no foul play, Ed Turner, the Puffer’s engineer, ...
  • Three Iconic Ships! Today as the Puffer set out on one of her Glasgow Day Trips, she was photographed with the Queen Mary and the Waverley in the background.   Great moment!    
  • ** EXTRA CRUISE THIS YEAR ** We are now taking bookings for an extra cruise this summer and cabins are selling like hot cakes.  We still have three cabins available for the cruise departing Crinan on June 10th.  It will be Cruise G which goes to the beautiful island of Jura amongst other scenic destinations.If you would like to find out more ...

 

Click this link to see all news bulletins