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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.

LATEST NEWS

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Ballater Community shared Ballater School Parent Council's . ...

The nursery team were saddened to discover that the nursery climbing frame in the back woods of the school grounds has been deliberately broken over the summer break. It left them with a tidy-up and make-safe job to do before the nursery could use the frame again. Within the last week the woodland area has again been targeted. This time bins were knocked over, wooden kitchen play equipment was thrown around and all the pots and pans for the children's mud kitchen have gone. This is obviously very disappointing for the children and the nursery team, who all really enjoy their outdoor classroom sessions in the woods. The school has reported this to the Police but would be grateful if people in the area could look out for our missing pots and pans and report to either the school or Police if they see anything unusual in the school woods after school hours.

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TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC ON A93
Tullich Cemetry to Newton Cottage, Ballater
From September 5th for 5 days
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Here is something Dog Walkers should definitely sign up for! ...

Green Dog Walking Scheme. Sign up to the above and receive doggie "poo" bags free, when they're finshed you can receive again as long as you sign up to the pledge of cleaning up after your dog. Thre are some free gifts available so come along to the "Sweetie Shop " sign up and show your support to keeping the village and surrounding area free of dog "poo".

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Pick up your nomination form for your unsung volunteering hero! Friends of Ballater Library has copies and are open from 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm today or you can Email info@ballatercommunity.com for copies. ...

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Thursday Sept.1st - Prohibition of waiting on Hawthorn Place due to Scottish Water Ironworks. ...

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Scott FraserEh no I said SSE, fit ever uz dee dinna mix water up wee electric....3 days ago
Liz WattsScott Fraser you were correct!3 days ago

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See you in Ballater Saturday, September 10th on the Church Green! ...

See you in Ballater on Saturday September 10th - thanks to The Deeside Inn, The Ballater Charitable Chiels, The Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside, The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch and the Ballater Highland Games!

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Sandra CawthorneWinnie Reid The Dangleberries are fun!3 days ago   ·  1
Kris Howard ÂûOr "Meicklefest" as the Ordnance Survey prefer to spell it3 days ago
Heather McCarthyLove the names of the bands.3 days ago

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