Talks will be held in Ballater tonight to discuss how the community can help restore the burnt-out Old Royal Station to its former glory.
Aberdeenshire Council has already pledged to restore the historic building, which was destroyed in a huge fire last month.
The community has rallied round to donate more then £1,500 for the families who lost their businesses in the incident, and now a meeting will be held to discuss is next.
They could raise money towards the reconstruction of the station building, which was used by Queen Victoria on her trips to nearby Balmoral Castle.
Tonight members of the Ballater Business Association (BBA), the community council and local councillors will meet to discuss setting up a fund to help the council ensure the distinct features of the building are replaced.
Local councillor Geva Blackett said the local authority may need a helping hand restoring some of the ornate interiors of the former building.
She added “anything leftover” from the recent fundraiser could be used to start a new appeal towards the restoration of the building.
She said: “At the end of the day it the station is the council’s responsibility. But there seems to be a lot of public interest in helping.
“Some of the glass work is retrievable but other bits won’t be so it is about making sure we have got the funding in place and covering things like getting craftsman to replace the glass and anything that needs doing.
“On Tuesday, out of that meeting I suspect will come a feeling that we need to contact the council and see what the shortfall might be. I am acting with the community as a liaison with the council officials.
“It may be that the council turns around and says we don’t need anything.”
Richard Watts, chairman of the BBA, said: “Aberdeenshire Council and Historic Scotland and the insurers should be covering its building costs and I think that is the way it will go but the more we can contribute will help.
“The key thing is we all stick together. In the short term it is the families and businesses we’re concerned in really.”
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “The buildings were insured and so we’d hope to recover most costs, but we welcome any assistance we get from local communities.
“We always welcome community involvement in local issues, particularly where it helps improve services or solve a pressing issue, and it’s great to see people getting involved.”