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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 affected in the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business. Almost all of our Bridge Street businesses have been rebuilt and are looking forward to a bright future!

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

Ballater Community shared Scottish National Rural Network's . ...

The Prince's Countryside Fund is open for applications until 13 April 2017. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. The grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues: 1.To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses 2.To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy 3.To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience Find out more here: www.ruralnetwork.scot/news-and-events/news/april-deadline-princes-countryside-fund

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Ballater Community shared Cromar Future Group's post. ...

Well over 1000 of you have looked at our previous post so here are the full details of the sessions. (Click on poster). Aberdeen Science Centre Chemistry workshops are at 3 pm on the 4th (Ballater, Albert Hall) and 11th April (Aboyne, Victory Hall), Future Group workshops are at 10.30 (Hot Stuff) and 14.00 (The secret life of the cell) on 6th April (Tarland, MacRobert Hall). To book a place please contact us on info@futuregroup.org.uk for our workshops and Sonia Watson on sonia.watson@asc.scot for Aberdeen Science Centre's. Please let us know the number and ages of the children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are free. If fully booked, try dropping-in and we will fit you in if others have dropped out (first come, first served).

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Ballater Community shared Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action's post. ...

Allachburn Care Home in Aboyne is a care home with a difference. This vibrant engaged community is involved in some very exciting and innovative projects over the next few months such as their new Senory/Memory Garden, Vintage Train Carriage, Retro Cinema, Gym and a wide variety of arts crafts and music programme. But these things can only happen with the support of volunteers! Can you spare a few hours a week on a regular basis? Do you have a love of gardening? Can you sing or play a musical instrument? Are you creative? Interested in books and local history? If the answer to any of the above is yes we would love to hear from you. Contact our Development Officer Aileen Longino on 07824 096531 or email Aileen.Longino@avashire.org.uk

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Ballater Community shared Edward J Emslie's post. ...

Now this is what I call a bed! The Britsih Wool Collection by REST ASSURED, who are part of the silent night brands group. There are 6 beautiful wool effect upholstery fabric colours to choose from,4 stunning headboards and a mattress that is unbelievable! It uses 3 layers of Cheviot Wool layerer on top of a pocket spring system. Colours shown are Damson and Moss. We are disscussing getting one of these to display in the shop, it will certainly go with the cushions! 🙂

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Ballater Community shared Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside's . ...

This year's Aboyne Academy Young Musician Competition is on Wednesday 29th March, 7pm at the Community Theatre, Aboyne. Come along and hear our talented youngsters perform; a wonderful evening that's not to be missed! Here are some photos of last years entrants.......

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Ballater Community shared Riverside Cottage's . ...

We want you to be part of our Riverside Cottage family! 😊 Pop in to see us for more info or give us a call : 013397 55126 #royaldeeside #riversidecottagescotland #cambusomay #visitcairngorms #visitballater #visitscotland #visitroyaldeeside

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Ballater Community shared Hayfield Riding Club's . ...

Hope everyone is having a super Sunday! We now just have 2 spaces left for the showjumping clinic on the 26th of March-the rest of the clinics are full! We will soon be announcing the clinics for May and June!

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

Another superb presentation at the Ballater Local History Club Meeting - 7.30pm in the Mike Sheridan Room. All Welcome!

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