ICONIC paddle steamer Waverley made her return to the River Clyde yesterday after her boiler refit and overhaul was completed.
The new electric systems and boilers have been tested and it is expected that she will start trials next week after being towed to Custom House Quay yesterday, pictured, from nearby James Watt Dock. 
The replacement of the ship’s boilers at Dales Marine in Greenock followed a successful campaign to raise £2.3 million to keep the iconic vessel operating.
It’s not yet known when Waverley - the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer - will be able to carry passengers again.
A spokesperson for Waverley Excursions said: “Given the overwhelming support for Waverley we will strive to return her to service when it is right to do so. 
“A final decision on whether she can operate this season with passengers has yet to be made. 
“If Waverley is returned to service this year she will only be able to operate a short programme of cruises on the Clyde.”

Video: George Munro