On 22 June a letter appeared in the John O'Groat Journal for a correspondent worried about the rumoured closure of Kildonan Station. This prompted a family who are FoFNL members to contact Rhoda Grant MSP. Rhoda contacted ScotRail and received the following assurance from David Simpson, Operations Director:
"...I can confirm that we have no plans to reduce calls at Kildonan and that it will therefore remain open on this route. On a request stop system, funding has been made available to undertake a trial of the technology to prove the system works. This is taking place over the course of the summer and autumn using mobile test equipment that doesn't need to be fitted in the station. Once the tests are completed, we'll be able to refine our proposals and provide timescales for installing the system at the stations. I'd be happy to keep you updated on this."