Scots ship to return home after years in Hawaii harbour
Deal agreed to bring Clyde-built vessel back to Glasgow early next year.
A Clyde-built ship is to return home after years spent as a visitor attraction in Hawaii.
Built in 1878 in Port Glasgow, the Falls of Clyde is currently moored in Honolulu harbour.
A group campaigning to bring her back to Scotland says it has agreed a deal with a Dutch company to collect the ship in February next year.
The plan is to restore the Falls of Clyde and use her as an education and training vessel.
It is hoped a mooring can be secured in Greenock near to where she was built.
The Falls of Clyde transported sugar from Hawaii to America's west coast during the early part of her life before being converted into a bulk oil tanker.
Campaign group Falls of the Clyde International hopes she will arrive home in April.
In a statement, it said: "After many months of negotiation, a deal has finally agreed between this group and Sevenstar Yacht Transfer, to collect the Falls of Clyde.
"She will be loaded onboard their flo/flo ship Yacht Express during the week February 3, 2019.
"She will visit San Diego, Costa Rico, Florida and New York during her way home to Scotland, arriving April 2019.
"She's coming home."