A victim of the Waverley paddle steamer crash has secured a five-figure sum in damages – the first confirmed payout over the 2020 incident.

The injured person, who cannot be named, suffered a broken arm after the world famous vessel collided into the pier at Brodick in Arran.

More than 20 people were injured with some airlifted to hospital for medical treatment – there were 213 passengers and 26 crew on board at the time of the crash on September 3 last year.

And last month owners of the vessel accepted liability and agreed to pay an out-of-court settlement.

Mark Gibson, Partner at Digby Brown, said: “I can confirm that last month we settled a claim for a client in relation to an injury sustained in the Waverley crash at Brodick.

“We are glad to have been able to assist in the swift conclusion of this civil action but we act for several other victims affected by this same incident so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”