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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 Cinema at Aboyne's . ...

Come along and enjoy this look back on Deeside, Friday 19th August, 7pm Made on Our Land: Aboyne is a screening of rare films from the archives exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland and Deeside, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about the films being screened and the roots of our strong tradition of rural cinemagoing. As well as national films including a post-war plea to dissuade Highlanders from emigrating to the cities, the programme features the beautiful full colour films of a local mother-daughter filmmaking team documenting farm life in the landscape surrounding Aboyne and along the Dee. On tour from the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, Made on Our Land is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson as she unearths some celluloid gems from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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Ballater Flood Relief Distribution Centre: Is still operating out of the Church Street Car Park but will now be accessed via an appointments system so that people requiring assistance can attend the Distribution Centre during evenings or weekends. Please contact Gillie Inglis on 07464435231 to arrange an appointment. Anyone affected by flooding whether insured or not is encouraged to make use of this resource. ...

23 hours ago

Victoria Week 2016! ...

Ollie (of Ballater & Crathie Eagle fame) has been busy churning out posters for this year's Ballater Victoria Week. Thank you, Ollie! Here's the first 10 of around 60 events you have to look forward to from Friday August 5 to Sunday 14th. More to come as we get them. Be Amused. :-)

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Victoria Week's . ...

Full list of places where you can buy your BVW Big Cash Raffle tickets: Deeside Deli & Garden Shop, Bean for Coffee?, Yules, Strachan's, Brown Sugar Cafe, Brakeley Gift Room, Strachan's Aboyne, Tarland Paper Shop and Kuttin Edge Tarland. They will also be available from the BVW Box Office during BVW from August 5th. Top prize £500. Go get em.

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Ballater Community added a new photo. ...

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