Royal Lochnagar partners with The Prince’s Foundation

10th August, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Diageo-owned Royal Lochnagar Distillery has partnered with The Prince’s Foundation charity as part of its Get Into Hospitality outreach programme.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery has partnered with The Prince’s Foundation to support the local area

The Prince’s Foundation, HRH The Prince of Wales’s charity, has been working to repair and rebuild the Ballater station, which is near to the distillery and was damaged by flooding and a fire in 2015.

As part of the charity’s investment in the local area, it will launch its Get Into Hospitality outreach programme at Dumfries House, which will offer hospitality training for young people in the area.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery will offer those taking part in the scheme the chance to learn more about the processes involved in producing Scotch whisky through training, a tour to explain the distillation process and tastings to learn about food pairings.

The Scotch whisky producer has also provided investment for the establishment of The Carriage at Ballater station, a new destination tea room and bistro.

Sean Phillips, distillery manager at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, said: “We are pleased to support the revitalisation of Ballater station through The Carriage, which we hope will contribute to the renewed growth and success of Ballater by providing local employment and training, and giving tourists another reason to visit beautiful Royal Deeside.”

Until it was decommissioned in the 1960s, Ballater station was used by the Royal Family travelling to the nearby Balmoral Estate. It had remained a popular tourist attraction, restaurant and visitor information centre for many years until it was damaged in 2015.

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