HMS Edinburgh on sale after city turns down ship

HMS Edinburgh has gone on sale after Edinburgh City Council decided against buying the former warship to use as a tourist attraction.

Thursday, 2nd October 2014, 3:16 pm
HMS Edinburgh has gone on sale. Picture: Comp

City leaders had originally been keen to bring the ship ‘home’ to port next to the Royal Yacht Britannia, however renovation costs were said to be too high.

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While buying and the ship and bringing it to Leith would cost just over £1m, restoring it was thought to cost a further £9.15m