The return of a steam engine to the north-east has been celebrated in the Scottish Parliament.
The Tornado, also known as the Aberdonian, was the first steam-powered train to pull into the city since the mid-1990s.
A team of volunteers from the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust worked tirelessly to restore a turntable near Duthie Park which dates back to 1906.
Until now, trains have only been able to travel as far north as Edinburgh, with nowhere available nearer Aberdeen for them to turn around and head back south again.
North East MSP Liam Kerr hailed the group and lodged a motion in Holyrood to mark the team’s efforts.
The Scottish Conservative said: “The trains are a rare sight and real attention-grabbers.
“It’s been a shame that the technology has stopped engines like the Tornado making return trips from the city for two decades.
“But thanks to the Ferryhill group, I hope we see lots more of these modern marvels of engineering.”