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Bluebird set for Bute return, restoration chief says

The man behind the restoration of Donald Campbell's Bluebird says the craft will return to Scotland for a second summer despite the threat of legal action.

The record-breaking vessel was recovered from Coniston Water in 2001 and rebuilt by North Shields engineer Bill Smith who says he and his team will be taking her back to Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute following the success of a test event last year.

Last week,lawyers for the Ruskin Museum in Coniston demanded that Bluebird be handed over to it but Mr Smith says touring the hydroplane for several months each year is "in the public interest".

The museum has been contacted for comment.

Bluebird in action on Loch Fad, 2018
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Bluebird set for Bute return, restoration chief says

The man behind the restoration of Donald Campbell's Bluebird says the craft will return to Scotland for a second summer despite the threat of legal action.

The record-breaking vessel was recovered from Coniston Water in 2001 and rebuilt by North Shields engineer Bill Smith who says he and his team will be taking her back to Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute following the success of a test event last year.

Last week, lawyers for the Ruskin Museum in Coniston demanded that Bluebird be handed over to it but Mr Smith says touring the hydroplane for several months each year is "in the public interest".

The museum has been contacted for comment.

Bluebird on Loch Fad
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