Great news, folks – The Heritage Lottery Trust has earmarked £10m to conserve the Cutty Sark and bring her back into ship-shape. I am delighted – it was beginning to become a bit of a national disgrace. Now they only have to find another five million – pocket change for some wealthy benefactor, I’m sure. In the meanwhile, they can get on with work after a hiatus for the fire investigation. I understand it all kicks off again in March. You can see pictures from the conservation so far here.