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The award-winning Royal Deeside restaurant, the Rothesay Rooms, is moving from its Netherley Place base in Ballater to the village’s Old Royal Station.

The Rothesay Rooms was established as a pop-up eating destination by HRH The Prince of Wales to drive tourism and employment to the area following flooding and fire in the village in 2015. It has brought jobs and visitors to Ballater, with its burgeoning reputation rubber-stamped by several North-East Restaurant of the Year awards and inclusion in the Michelin Guide for the past four years.

Executive chef Ross Cochrane said: “We are very much looking forward to starting the next chapter in the Rothesay Rooms success story in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Old Royal Station. Our valued customers have been generous in their appraisal of our innovative menu comprising locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients, and we’ll look forward to welcoming guests back to the restaurant — at our new premises round the corner.”