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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.

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We spoke last week about the "hard" engineered flood defences in Selkirk, 31 million quids worth built of reinforced concrete and massive stone boulders, sounds pricey but they've already proved their worth twice this year. This week we heard about the "soft" variety of flood mitigation measures up at the headwaters of the Eddlestone Water. What you see here is a sort of mini dam. It's not designed to stop the water, merely to slow it down. By using lots of these, by restoring bends to previously canalised rivers and by removing flood barriers, allowing fields to flood and release water slowly, farmers and landowners are de-synchronising tributaries so reducing the risk of damage much further downstream. What I find really interesting about this is that both hard and soft measures will have their place depending on geography and circumstance and that many of the soft measures were probably known about and used 200 plus years ago. M

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Thank you SO much to Kik Higgins for this amazing photo of the River Dee in Ballater! We are always looking to change our cover photo and profile photos to show everyone what a beautiful place this is! Pls email the website or just post photos with details & permission for use.

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Doris CastleThis is a fantastic area. Lovely17 hours ago
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David KennUsed to have a species of lizard unique to craigendarroch and a few other areas in the highlands back in late forties ! A bit of useless information? To some? Maybe.9 hours ago

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Delighted to announce that the production of the Ballater Fun Map 2016 is set to go ahead. Ballater (Royal Deeside) Ltd has offered to sponsor the project, so that all previous advertisers can take a space at no charge. The aim is to continue to promote the village's assets to its visitors. The A3 printed Fun Map has always been a popular means of doing that and it is used by both holidaymakers and residents alike. There will be limited space for new advertisers but get in touch if you are interested, before February 29th, here or at myriadpro@yahoo.co.uk The map will hit the streets before Easter. Happy Saturday! :-)

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