THE Waverley was back on the water again yesterday - as an investigation begins into the collision last week which left 24 passengers injured.

Onlookers watched as the famous paddle steamer made her way up and down the river off Greenock and Gourock in the early afternoon, having finally left Arran almost a week on from striking the pier infrastructure at Brodick.

She eventually headed upriver for Glasgow.

The Maritime Accident Investigation Branch has launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the accident, which also left the vessel damaged.

Waverley had a total of 213 passengers and 26 crew onboard when the accident occurred.

The iconic paddle steamer had been on a Clyde coast excursion only weeks after setting sail again for the first time in two years following a successful £2.3 million refurbishment.

She arrived in Glasgow late yesterday afternoon.

Waverley Excursions refused to answer any questions when contacted by the Tele.