The oldest paddlesteamer in the world has sent out an appeal for volunteers.

The Waverley is requiring deck maintenance volunteers for paint preparation, scraping and varnishing seating & fixtures, and interior and exterior painting works.

A spokesperson for Waverley Excursions said: "It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could give a few hours per week to assist in these important tasks. If you have experience in the above & time to help out on board please email your details to"