Drug programme could save historic Dundee ship
The North Carr lightship was controversially put up for sale by the Maritime Volunteer Service last month for just £1.
An historic Dundee ship could be kept afloat thanks to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme.
The North Carr lightship was controversially put up for sale by the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) last month for just £1.
Now, the Taymara charity - a partner organisation of the MVS - has placed a bid.
The lightship is used by the group to run courses for people with drug and alcohol problems.
Bob Richmond of the MVS welcomed the approach.
He said: "If Taymara is successful, the lightship will continue to be looked after and restored until such time as there's enough money available to do a proper job on her.
“We're hopeful with the support of local agencies, local trusts, heritage lottery fund, that enough money will be raised over the next five years say to guarantee the future of the vessel here in Dundee."