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Worldwide battle to save the Falls of Clyde

The fight is on to save a famous Clyde built ship, the Falls of Clyde, which is under threat in Hawaii. Here Iain Auld tells of her history and her remarkable link with Arran

There is a rather splendid scale model of a sailing ship in a glass case mounted on the wall inside Lamlash Parish Church.

That same ship has been making national headlines recently due to the threat hanging over the Falls of Clyde - a Greenock-built ship which has been permanently moored at Pier 7 in Honolulu for more than 50 years.

In 1989 she was declared a US National Historic Landmark, but the Hawaii De partment of Transport has now declared her dangerous and cancelled her permit to remain in the harbour.

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