>> 26 April 2016
Commenting on the news that plans to redevelop fire-ravaged Ballater station have moved a stage forward, local SNP Councillor Geva Blackett said:
"Bringing together VisitScotland, the community library, exhibition space and a restaurant will create a fantastic visitor hub. This is a real vote of confidence in the community and marks another step down the road to recovery following the floods."
It is hoped that work can get underway in December of this year and that the new station will be opened in December 2017, in line with the Winter Festival.