A GREENOCK firm has won a contract to carry out repairs to the hull of historic paddle steamer Maid of the Loch.

Loch Lomond Steamship Company (LLSC) has appointed Dales Marine to carry out specialist welding to sections on either side around the boiler room area of the vessel.

Andrew Malcolm, business development manager from Dales Marine, which has a yard at James Watt Dock, said: “We are delighted to provide our technical expertise in supporting the repair of the Maid of the Loch.

“We look forward to working with LLSC and their team of volunteers with this vital work to save such a historic vessel.”