By Democrat reporter

Two new steam boilers have been ordered for the Paddle Steamer Waverley – just two months after the iconic ship was withdrawn from service.

Scots attempted to raise a whopping £2.3 million for the new boilers after a crowd funder was launched following the news.

Waverley Excursions General Manager, Paul Semple, thanked all those who donated for their attempts to get the steamer back off and running again.

Evening Times: A fundraiser was launched (Pic credit: Hugh Dougherty) 

A rally to raise funds for the Save the Waverley appeal. Picture by Hugh Dougherty

He said: “Thanks to the initial donations received towards our ‘Boiler Refit Appeal’ we have placed an order and paid the deposit for two new boilers to be built for Waverley.

“The new boilers will be manufactured by Cochran Ltd. and at their Newbie Works in Annan for delivery early in 2020.”

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