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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 village rich in history and is home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Many residents can trace their family history back 100s of years in the Deeside area. Ballater also has a large number of residents originally from elsewhere in the UK and many other countries. At one time, there was a sign in the Ballater Post Office that said, “I may not have been born in Scotland but I got here as soon as I could!” and that is so true for many who live here! Regardless of our origins, Ballater is home and whether you are a resident of Ballater, born & bred; an “Incomer” (or the more politically correct “Newcomer”), or one of our many visitors… 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!

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 British Red Cross's photo. ...

We support almost half a million people a year with independent living services in the UK. We see too many people reach the point of social care crisis. Preventative services should be made available to everyone: bit.ly/1E5QrX5 #refusetoignore

9 hours ago

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Ballater Community shared Sheridans at The Clubhouse's post. ...

Chicken and vegetable pakora on the menu this weekend also on Sunday 1/2 roast chicken dinner at £9:50 come along and have a taste

2 days ago

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From Liz Robinson, Deeside Cat Protection
15 April 07:50
Morning. Would it be possible to post this one. Missing from Crathie...Merlin a large tabby male neutered. Wearing a silver reflective collar. He has been gone a week and his owners are desperate for ANY news. The family are devastated. Please check all sheds and garages etc. Any info please contact the branch on fb or 07837342660. Or email Deeside.cats@gmail.com. Thank you Liz x
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4 days ago

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Danielle Reid, Pat Skinner and 5 others like this

Naomi Anna McintoshThank you so much for everyone sharing and keeping a look out for Merlin.3 days ago   ·  1
Hannaliza StrachanWhereabouts at Crathie - do the school sheds need to be checked?4 days ago

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Love the Scottish themes in the Children's books! ...

We have a large selection of Scottish picture books to keep young children amused during the holidays.

6 days ago

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Can anyone in Fort William or visiting the area help? ...

Still on the hunt for Amy, will never give up till we know where she is xx We are still focussing our search around the Fort William area as we believe she is visiting there on a regular basis possibly travelling by by Ferry. Please share to anyone in the area or the areas across the lochs or who uses the ferries or works on them. I am trying to arrange time to go up to Fort William to try and get as many posters up as possible but it looks like it will probably be another couple of weeks before I can make the trip. Can I therefore ask anyone in the area who is able and willing to print some off for me and ask for them to be put up in shops etc in the town. We have had no further information or any other possible leads in any other area and I feel we really need to follow this through as much as possible, Some of the areas are quite rural and this could be why someone may have her and not know we are looking for her . I would love everyone in Fort William to know what Amy looks like and be watching for her Thank you for any help you can give in way of putting up posters or sharing her wee face again xx

1 week ago

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Business Directory

A list of all the notable businesses within Ballater and the surrounding area, provided with contact details.

 

 

 

 

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History

Learn about the area, and the people who made it what it is today. Ballater has a rich and diverse history making it the booming tourist town that it is today.

 

 

 

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Featured Events

With so much going on in the community you’ll need a way to keep track! Check out our events calendar to find out whats going on. We add new events all the time so keep checking back for updates.

 

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Notice Board

Check our notice board for any miscellaneous information, jobs etc. that you may need to know. You can also send a notice to us if you would like it to go on the website.

 

 

 

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