World's oldest clipper to be scrapped

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Shocking decision from Scottish council will see the last of two clippers consigned to history.

Glasgow's Evening Times newspaper reported today that the world's oldest clipper, the sv CARRICK, is to be scrapped.

North Ayrshire Council have decided that the ship should be 'deconstructed', despite pleas from Sunderland and Australia as well as voices in Scotland pointing out the historic merits of the Sunderland-built ship.

North Ayrshire Council planning committee took the decision to log the the dismantling of the ship, built in 1864, after years of negotiations with other interested parties to give the ship a new home failed.

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