THE paddle steamer Waverley has taken passengers on their first trip around Ailsa Craig this summer.

The trip, on Monday, July 8, is the first of just three opportunities offered by the ship to sail around Ailsa Craig this year.

The vessel sailed from Largs, Ayr and Girvan in glorious conditions for the popular cruise, giving passengers fantastic views of the uninhabited island. 

(Image: Waverley Excursions)

Waverley will undertake a further two trips round Ailsa Craig this summer, on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, August 25.

Booking for those dates are certain to be busy, so book quickly at or call 0141 243 2224.