Two new steam boilers have been ordered for the Paddle Steamer Waverley - just two months after the iconic ship was withdrawn from service.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 £2.3million for the new boilers after a crowdfunder 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 fundraiser was launched (Pic credit: 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. 

"This is just the first vital step in returning Waverley to steam and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has donated to the appeal so far as they have allowed us to progress plans quickly.

"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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Other areas of the boiler room will have work done including replacement of electrical generators to ensure the safe sailing for years to come.
 
 Mr Semple further added “We will only be able to install the new boilers if we continue to receive further donations and support from a variety of sources. 

"The response to the appeal so far has demonstrated that many people around the U.K. and beyond wish to see the last sea-going paddle steamer saved. 

"Our vision is to see a rejuvenated Waverley return next season and cruise from over 60 ports and piers around Great Britain allowing tens of thousands access to a truly unique piece of maritime heritage. 

"However, we will require ongoing help and support to achieve that vision."