Considerable progress has recently been made with the repair of the turntable. The faulty castings have been identified and replaced with new fabricated parts, including a new pedestal which is nearing completion. The repair of the mechanism is almost complete and volunteers are currently refurbishing the heavy steel studs which take the weight of the turntable, ready for installation once the deck arrives back from Kintore. Although the project is funded by grants from The Railway Heritage Trust and Historic Environment Scotland, these only cover 80% of the costs. We were therefore pleasantly surprised to receive a grant of £20,000 recently from the Association for Industrial Archaeology. Together with the loan from the Transport Trust, we are confident that we can now meet the all the costs of restoration. It is hoped to have the turntable back in situ by the end of the year.