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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

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If you're off to a Christmas party or night out this weekend, we want you to have fun but stay safe. Never leave your drink unattended and look after your valuables. Party safe: www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/festive-safety/festive-party-safety #KeepXmasSafe

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Ballater Community shared Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's . ...

An important message for those on cooking duties this Christmas Day 🍗 ♨️ #FestiveSafety tag your family's festive chef below to make sure they get the message! Read our 5 easy steps to making sure you & your family are as safe as possible this winter - bit.ly/2hmFYkz

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

It is fast approaching cut off dates for ordering Blinds in time to get them fitted before Christmas! we can do all kinds of made to measure blinds here, from Rollers and Verticals to Wooden Venetians or why not look at the lovely Vision Blinds as in the picture.Please pop in the shop for more details and we will do our best to get the right blinds for you 🙂

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Ballater Community shared Cairn O'Mount - B974 Banchory to Fettercairn Road's . ...

As was reported in last week's Deeside Piper there has been a change in policy regarding gritting of secondary roads...which B974 is classed as. Expect many more closures of the snowgates over this winter as the Police will be left with no other option if the road is not treated and it becomes as treacherous as it was yesterday! Please do pass on your thoughts about this to Aberdeenshire Council and the local Councillors.

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Emma Twite DaviesThat's quite a busy road to be shut down by the new gritting policy. Seems a bit shortsighted.3 days ago
Chemaine PickardI find this shocking as it is a dangerous road! Someone will loose their life!4 days ago
Alison SmithCan we hope that Aberdeenshire and Angus councils could work together to keep the A93 open. It seems daft that the ski- slopes are a boundary which neither side can or will cross.4 days ago

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Ballater Community shared Balmoral Castle & Estate's photo. ...

SALE on this Saturday! Lochnagar Distillery and Balmoral Gift Shop. 10am till 4pm. Don't miss out on some amazing bargains!

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There are many more options than calling 999 for an ambulance.

Be prepared this winter - know who to call www.knowwhototurnto.org/

Ambulances should be called for life and limb threatening emergencies.
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Handel's Messiah - St Andrew's Cathedral in Aberdeen - Tues. Dec.13th ...

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Events

The winter 2016 edition of the Ballater Eagle!

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