Bid to save clipper ship rejected
12:25, Aug 28 2010
A bid to keep the world's oldest passenger clipper ship in Britain has been rejected in favour of proposals to send it to Australia.
The 145-year-old City of Adelaide, currently resting on a slipway on the west coast of Scotland, faced being broken up for display in a museum.
Campaigners from Sunderland, where the ship was built, were told by the Scottish Government that their bid lacked practical detail, but they vowed to fight on.