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Places to Eat

With countless restaurants all within walking distance, Ballater has some really fantastic culinary delights.

Places to Eat

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Places to Stay

With countless restaurants all within walking distance, Ballater has some really fantastic culinary delights.

Places to Stay

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Places to Visit

With so much to do in such Ballater, you'll want to scope out the options to plan your trip.

Places to Visit

WELCOME TO BALLATER!

Ballater is a beautiful Victorian village home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Ballater also has a large number of residents originally from elsewhere in the UK and many other countries.

We hope that you will find the information on this website and the many links contained in it interesting and helpful! Email us at info@ballatercommunity.com with your queries, your photos, your news & your views!

After the River Dee burst its banks over New Year 2016, parts of Ballater were affected by flooding. As a result, a small number of the area’s attractions, shops & places to eat were not be available during the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business. Almost all of our High Street businesses have been rebuilt and looking forward to Summer 2016!

In addition, the Old Royal Station in Ballater’s Station Square was affected by a fire in May 2015. Plans are being developed for a new and improved Visitor Centre and Station Square, which is scheduled to open in late 2017.

Many thanks to Kathleen Puddicombe, Deeside Images and many others for their kind permission to use their beautiful photographs of Ballater and the surrounding countryside – more photos are always on our FACEBOOK page, Ballater Community!
Events & information about Ballater and the area from Crathie to Dinnet can be found here and also at www.visitballater.com.

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Live music in the Golf Club - tonight! ...

Live music in the Golf Club Tonight . Pop along and join in the fun .

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Films's . ...

Academy pupils welcome to come and help out. Get in touch if you would like a wee job to do. 🙂

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Upper Deeside presents a programme of voice & music from the Fringe at Edinburgh! Sunday, Sept.25th at St Kentigern's Church, Ballater ...

Upper Deeside Music, Sunday September 25th, 4.30pm at St Kentigern's Church, Ballater

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Ballater Community shared North East Police Division's . ...

With just over 24 hours to go until Aberdeen FC welcomes Rangers FC to Pittodrie, we are urging fans of both teams to be aware of their safety and policing procedures before, during and after the event. More than 20,000 people are expected at Pittodrie tomorrow, not counting the thousands more fans who will be watching in licensed premises and their own homes. The vast majority will want to simply enjoy the game in a safe environment - and officers will very much join in with the spirit of the event too - however let it be clear that we will deal firmly and robustly with those who choose to let themselves and both clubs down. Please take note of our safety advice to ensure the game is memorable for all the right reasons - · It is a condition of entry to the ground that fans allow themselves to be searched and those who refuse will be turned away by the club. Officers will be closely monitoring fans entering the match and will be specifically looking out for anyone in possession of pyrotechnics of any kind. · Please remember that is it an offence to drink alcohol in the street, in the stadium, or when travelling to and from the game. Those who attend the ground drunk will not be permitted entry into the stadium and may well be arrested. · Please plan your journey in advance and leave plenty of time to get to the stadium. As well as working with officers from British Transport Police, additional officers on duty in the city will be patrolling the roads to minimise disruption and congestion on roads. · As is always the case with such high profile fixtures, extra police resources will be on patrol across the North East and within the stadium, with support from specialist officers, dog handlers and the mounted unit. Please support these officers as they carry out their duties, and alert them to any anti-social behaviour which may concern you. · If you are intent on causing trouble whether it be within the stadium, in your city or town, your local pub, your home or even online, you will be caught. Don’t think because you haven’t been caught at the time you’ve got away with it as retrospective enquiries will also be carried out to identify those responsible for any crimes committed. Aberdeen FC has invested in upgrades to CCTV that can zoom into every seat. · Finally - and most importantly - please enjoy the game. Make your own safety and the safety of others a priority.

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Ballater Community shared Co-op Food's Our new October magazine is out now.
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We’re making the most of Autumn fruit and veg in our new magazine, pick yours up instore. on.coop/2cF4fvV

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Spirit of Ballater Awards

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Aileen LonginoLooking forward to seeing you on 1st October!2 days ago

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Welcome to Ballater, Alfie! ...

We would like everyone to meet the gorgeous baby Alfie. Huge congratulations to Carol, Andrew and Marley lots of love the hair loft girls 💙💙

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