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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 village rich in history and is home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Many residents can trace their family history back 100s of years in the Deeside area. Ballater also has a large number of residents originally from elsewhere in the UK and many other countries. At one time, there was a sign in the Ballater Post Office that said, “I may not have been born in Scotland but I got here as soon as I could!” and that is so true for many who live here! Regardless of our origins, Ballater is home and whether you are a resident of Ballater, born & bred; an “Incomer” (or the more politically correct “Newcomer”), or one of our many visitors… 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!

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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Police Scotland - Public appeal over Aberdeenshire housebreakings ...

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Pete PwsI'm not sorry for what I wrote I do stand by that. House breaking is despicable and those who did it should be held accountable but I am sorry I thought that it was the ballater police I was replying to I'm sorry I'm from Aberdeen just doon the road fae you and spend some time in your lovely town on first term names with the nice people in the cafe across from the Balmoral bar beans for coffee I think. Again I am sorry for my confusion I do apologise sincerely to you and a pray that they catch who it was but tens of burglary in Aberdeen don't even make it to court in sorry again10 hours ago   ·  1
Pete PwsI do not do not condone house breaking what's so ever as that is the one sacred place that people should feel safe but it just nigs at me abit that you keep asking for the public to help to catch them when that is your job your paid to do police work that's how you get promoted yes any information regarding the crime should whole heartedly accepted I get that but how about at least trying to do your job I read that a large percentage of these crimes do not even reach a courtroom simply because insufficient evidence yes because you never done your job and the community are feed up doing your job for you and have chosen to deal with it in the old fashioned way19 hours ago
Pete PwsGood to know they got caught again im sorry9 hours ago

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Chef position available at World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm. ...

1 day ago

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Ballater Community shared Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's photo. ...

Just a reminder!

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Ballater Community shared Food & Fiddle Fortnight in Royal Deeside's event. ...

Guided Land Rover Safari around Glen Tanar Estate with a venison BBQ lunch at Etnach. Bookings Essential £65pp. (013398) 86451 Robyn.McPherson@glentanar.co.uk

Land Rover Safari and Venison BBQ Lunch

October 4, 2015, 10:30am - October 4, 2015, 2:30pm

Glen Tanar Estate

Guided Land Rover Safari around Glen Tanar Estate with a venison BBQ lunch at Etnach. Bookings Essential £65pp. (013398) 86451 Robyn.McPherson@glentanar.co.uk

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Tickets available online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/ELJLEM ...

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Business Directory

A list of all the notable businesses within Ballater and the surrounding area, provided with contact details.

 

 

 

 

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History

Learn about the area, and the people who made it what it is today. Ballater has a rich and diverse history making it the booming tourist town that it is today.

 

 

 

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Featured Events

With so much going on in the community you’ll need a way to keep track! Check out our events calendar to find out whats going on. We add new events all the time so keep checking back for updates.

 

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Notice Board

Check our notice board for any miscellaneous information, jobs etc. that you may need to know. You can also send a notice to us if you would like it to go on the website.

 

 

 

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