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Prince Charles opens Scottish pop-up shop For Best Reason

Prince Charles has opened his own restaurant and pop-up shop in a Scottish village to give it a boost after being devastated by flooding.

Charles and Camilla, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, have opened the new venture while visiting flood-hit Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

The venture, known as the Rothesay Rooms, is hoped to not only attract visitors to the area, but also provide young people with kitchen training opportunities.

The "pop-up" initiative has breathed new life into a derelict former co-op and is part of Charles' Ballater Flood Appeal, which since being launched in January has raised PS160,000 ($A260,000).

More than 300 homes and 60 businesses in the village were devastated when the River Dee overflowed in December.

Prince Charles said the idea was put to him by a local butcher, who thought it might be a good step forward.

"There has been a lot of effort in the last six months or so since the disastrous floods that did so much damage to poor old Ballater," Prince Charles said.

"(I hope) this particular restaurant and shop will help to give a little boost to Ballater, particularly in the off-season."


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