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New voyage for oldest clipper

The world's oldest surviving clipper ship The Carrick is another step closer to moving from Scotland to a new home in South Australia.
The parts for a giant steel cradle have arrived in Irvine, North Ayrshire, so it can be transported to Adelaide.

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A last ditch bid to save an historic clipper from being broken up will be made later.
The Carrick, which pre-dates the Cutty Sark, was built at Sunderland in 1864 and is now berthed at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, Ayrshire.
North Ayrshire Council granted provisional permission for the ship to be demolished in February as it would cost almost 20m to restore it.
About 100 campaigners from Sunderland will call for the ship to be returned.

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