The Duke of Rothesay will help revitalise a North-east railway station after it was destroyed by a blaze.
Ballater’s B-Listed Old Royal Station was used by the Royal Family to travel to nearby Balmoral up until the 1960s and had become a popular tourist destination in the years since.
But on May 12, 2015, it was destroyed by a massive fire.
A £3 million restoration project is now on course to bring it back into use as a tourist centre, library and restaurant.
And the duke has announced that the restaurant will be established as the Ballater Station Bistro and Tearoom.
Prince Charles previously opened the Rothesay Rooms and the Highgrove Shop in an effort to attract tourists after the Storm Frank floods of winter 2015-16.
The cash will come from the Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.
A tearoom and kitchen will be located within the main building, with entry via the old royal entrance, while the bistro will be in the original platform area of the station.