Highlands & Islands

Cairngorms' Ptarmigan Restaurant gets name change

Ptarmigan restaurant Image copyright Walter baxter/geograph
Image caption The restaurant in the Cairngorms

The name of the UK's highest restaurant has been changed by the company that has taken over the running of it.

The Ptarmigan is situated 1,097m (3,599ft) up Cairn Gorm mountain in the Cairngorms, near Aviemore.

It will now be called "1097", which reflects its height in metres.

Natural Retreats UK took over the management of the restaurant, the CairnGorm Mountain ski centre and funicular railway in April.

The ski resort is owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

The funicular railway connects a base station with the restaurant.

Highland Licensing Board has been asked to amend the premise's name on its licence for serving food and drinks.

A ptarmigan is a type of grouse which has white plumage in winter.

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