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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!

Over New Year 2016, the River Dee burst its banks, with part of Ballater being affected by the floods. As a result, a small number of the area’s attractions, shops & places to eat may not be available during the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business.

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 post. ...

The Parent Council is now in possession of its 120 duck tickets for the Ballater Victoria Week Duck Race on the Green (the one with the fire hoses!). We have the DARK BLUE ducks so if you want to support the Parent Council please buy a duck number, they are £2.50 each. We will have them available at the Parent-Teacher Consultations this Thursday (2nd) and will also be milling among you at the Sports Day break on Friday 10th June, so bring your pennies! Alternatively, just get in touch. Jos Milner is the PC's BVW Duck Ambassador for this year. 11 duck colours are available in all, each one helping to raise money for a different local cause. The BVW Duck Race on the Green takes place on Sunday August 14th at 1pm. Top prize is £250, 2nd £100 and 3rd £50 (sponsored by Scottish Fire and Rescue Ballater Crew, Visit Ballater and India on the Green respectively). :-)

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Ballater Community shared Aberdeenshire's post. ...

Work to reinstate a historic landmark and tourist attraction in a flood-hit Deeside community could start later this year at a cost of around £3million. Ballater’s Old Royal Station has long been a focal point in the town and was destroyed by fire last year, months before the area was hit by Storm Frank. Visitors to the town have long been fascinated by the station’s Royal links – it was historically used by members of the Royal family visiting nearby Balmoral Castle. Now the Old Station is to be reinstated to its former glory and will rise from the ashes, following months of work by Aberdeenshire Council, architects Halliday Fraser Munro and Historic Environment Scotland. A planning application has been submitted outlining the proposals for the site and seeking permission to progress the multi-million pound reinstatement. For more information, please see the news section of our website: bit.ly/24gJaeG We've also included some initial images below to give an idea of what's being planned.

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Gordon SymonOne of my favourite places on Deeside. Hopefully the rebuild will do it justice.10 hours ago   ·  1

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Sue G ChannonI wish I could go but sadly will be working!16 hours ago

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Ballater Community shared Davidsons Chemists's post. ...

andddd...we're OPEN!! The transformation is complete at our Ballater, Aberdeenshire branch and trading has resumed at our 10 Bridge Street premises! It's been a difficult few months for everyone in Ballater but we would like to thank the local community for their support and understanding during this time. We're really pleased with the 'new look' shop and we hope you are too. If you're in the area, pop in and say 'hello' to Derek and his team! Here are some before and after images which really show just how much the branch has changed. Thank you to everyone for their hard work in getting the branch up and running again - particularly during these last few weeks!

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Graeme EldredThank you, Derek and team, for the exemplary service during what must have been a trying period. Delighted to see you return to Bridge Street.1 day ago
Yvonne MorrisonLooking good Derek. Love the colour! See you once we're back in our home!1 day ago

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Ballater Community shared Pasta Mia's . ...

Well a HUGE thank you to Ballater! Sold out for the first time!! # Ballater Farmers Market

2 days ago

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

ABOYNE ACADEMY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION 2016 • The 2016 competition is open to all students from Aboyne Academy in two year groups: 1. S1, 2 and 3 2. S4, 5 and 6 • The theme for 2016 is “MY WORLD” and you can choose any type of subject within that theme. • Excellent cash prizes!! To enter the competition, go to the Rotary Club Facebook page, click “Like”, and then click “Message”, and upload your entry photo, together with your name, a title for the photo, photo location, your school year, contact no. and email address. Alternatively, you can enter your photo and the details via email at either: aboyne.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or johnhenderson520@btinternet.com • The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st June 2016 • Conditions of entry are that you have the consent of a parent, guardian or carer, and that we can use copies of all photos for publicity purposes. The Judges will view the entries in each age category and consider: • Technical merit • Content and composition • Imagination & style • Relationship to the theme Have fun - be creative and best of luck from all in Rotary!

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Farmers Market's Ballater Farmers' Market - 28th May. ...

This month's stalls: @[573807092658122:274:Granite City Fish Ltd] @[823920040963589:274:Three fields veg] @[142762439071768:274:Cambus O'May Cheese] @[110768395606421:274:H.M SHERIDAN LTD] @[280886865350637:274:Katy's Eggs] @[1442308902735168:274:Suzie's Spice Kitchen] @[380213885431675:274:The Seed Box Ltd] @[928953690471218:274:Steamin a Heid mobile coffee etc] @[1440999496194324:274:Wild Poppy] Flowers @[603376313090640:274:Deeside Deli & Garden Shop] @[488407358014441:274:Mortlach Game] Pasta Mia The Ballater Farmers' Market will once again be supporting @[571329919634484:274:Countrywear Ballater] until the shop has re-opened. More stalls TBC

Ballater Farmers' Market - 28th May

May 28, 2016, 10:00am - May 28, 2016, 2:00pm

Ballater Farmers Market

This month's stalls: Granite City Fish Ltd Three fields veg Cambus O'May Cheese H.M SHERIDAN LTD Katy's Eggs Suzie's Spice Kitchen The Seed Box Ltd Steamin a Heid mobile coffee etc Wild Poppy Flowers Deeside Deli & Garden Shop Mortlach Game Pasta Mia The Ballater Farmers' Market will once again be supporting Countrywear Ballater until the shop has re-opened. More stalls TBC

3 days ago

Ballater Community shared Andrew Thain's post. ...

We currently still have some limited spaces available for our Charity Golf day @ Ballater Golf club on Friday 17th June (see times available below) - Its shaping up to be a great day & night (Non Golfers please come along for the evenings entertainment promises to be a very unique night !!!) Tee Off Times available (see attachment for details) 0835 0843 1027 1200 1209 1543 Please share ............

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