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Full steam ahead for Mags' Waverley mission.

A Paisley councillor has teamed up with an artist to raise funds for a campaign to replace THEWAVERLEY's boilers.

Councillor Mags MacLaren has joined forces with Allan Sheerin as they put their passion for art to good use.

The pair will be displaying and selling a range of artworks, including original paintings, photography and jewellery, at the Isle of Bute Artists Collective (IBAC) StudioTour this weekend.

A percentage of the profit from any Waverley inspired item will be donated to the fund for the famous paddle steamer.

The plight of THEWAVERLEY is close to the heart of Councillor MacLaren, who is an SNP elected member for Paisley Northwest.

She said:"This is my first time exhibiting at the IBAC StudioTour and raising some money for THEWAVERLEY is a great idea.

"I visited previous IBAC Studio Tours and have always been impressed by the range and quality of all the work produced by the artists in Bute, so I'm very honoured to now be part of it."

The IBAC StudioTour is now in its eighth year and features 26 artists over 15 venues.

Each venue is open from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.

Allan added:"When we heard about the difficulties facing the Waverley, we knew we had to do something.

"TheWaverley is an iconic vessel and a welcome visitor to the island. It's inspired countless artists, including myself, so we thought why not use the StudioTour to do something to help."

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Date:Jul 18, 2019
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