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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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A great evening of music at The Deeside Inn! Friday June 17th ...

£10/8 entry For tickets call 01339 755413 or email info@jennysturgeonmusic.com The evening will feature performances from Jenny Sturgeon and Clype with some crossover and experiementation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Jenny Sturgeon's impressive debut...... her thoughtful songs interweave elements of traditional music and much more unexpected genres... 'Maiden Stone' and 'Culan' are particularly impressive creations... Splendid stuff." About Jenny Inspired by her home region, the north east of Scotland, Jenny explores themes of nature, legend, myth and everyday human experience as she celebrates a community that is both local and global. The songs and the range of musical influences they incorporate weave a web of varied styles and feelings that ebb and flow through the album. Jenny’s lyrics and the album arrangements fuse traditional Scottish folk styles with contemporary musical genres across a range of styles and places. The songs create a rich tapestry - from local history and folklore through key life moments - and as a biologist, nature creeps in to all of Jenny’s work which is reflected in the striking artwork Listen soundcloud.com/jenny-sturgeon Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW36f6dF_AI www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r9_Fjq_nlw Contact Jenny info@jennysturgeonmusic.com www.jennysturgeonmusic.com www.facebook.com/jennysturgeonmusic About Clype "I urge you to give a listen to Clype. This is music firmly rooted in the North East of Scotland, but which pulls in influences from all over the world. Simon Gall and Jonny Hardie create music which is eclectic, original, accomplished and challenging." Richard Thompson "Distinctive and Engaging....it's genius" fRoots Magazine Since releasing the album in July 2015, Clype has been nomiated of 'Album of the Year' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and has been played on some of the UK’s most prestigious platforms such The Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, World on 3 on BBC Radio 3, Travelling Folk on BBC Radio Scotland and A World of Music on BBC Ulster. The album was also selected as ‘Album of the Month’ on Celtic Music Radio, Folk Radio UK, FolkWords and was ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. It has also received high praise from the critics at the legendary fRoots Magazine, Folk Radio UK, Bright Young Folk and many others. Listen www.clype.bandcamp.com www.soundcloud.com/clype-music Watch Introducing Clype-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSeqNUmAXgs Live - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdTHKywdrk Album Promo - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yLaD8QQLBA Contact Email: info@clypemusic.com For further information including Bio and Press Images www.clypemusic.com Find us on www.facebook.com/clypemusic www.twitter.com/ClypeMusic

Clype & Jenny Sturgeon at The Deeside Inn, Aberdeenshire

June 17, 2016, 7:30pm - June 17, 2016, 11:30pm

The Deeside Inn

£10/8 entry For tickets call 01339 755413 or email info@jennysturgeonmusic.com The evening will feature performances from Jenny Sturgeon and Clype with some crossover and experiementation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Jenny Sturgeon's impressive debut...... her thoughtful songs interweave elements of traditional music and much more unexpected genres... 'Maiden Stone' and 'Culan' are particularly impressive creations... Splendid stuff." About Jenny Inspired by her home region, the north east of Scotland, Jenny explores themes of nature, legend, myth and everyday human experience as she celebrates a community that is both local and global. The songs and the range of musical influences they incorporate weave a web of varied styles and feelings that ebb and flow through the album. Jenny’s lyrics and the album arrangements fuse traditional Scottish folk styles with contemporary musical genres across a range of styles and places. The songs create a rich tapestry - from local history and folklore through key life moments - and as a biologist, nature creeps in to all of Jenny’s work which is reflected in the striking artwork Listen soundcloud.com/jenny-sturgeon Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW36f6dF_AI www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r9_Fjq_nlw Contact Jenny info@jennysturgeonmusic.com www.jennysturgeonmusic.com www.facebook.com/jennysturgeonmusic About Clype "I urge you to give a listen to Clype. This is music firmly rooted in the North East of Scotland, but which pulls in influences from all over the world. Simon Gall and Jonny Hardie create music which is eclectic, original, accomplished and challenging." Richard Thompson "Distinctive and Engaging....it's genius" fRoots Magazine Since releasing the album in July 2015, Clype has been nomiated of 'Album of the Year' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and has been played on some of the UK’s most prestigious platforms such The Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, World on 3 on BBC Radio 3, Travelling Folk on BBC Radio Scotland and A World of Music on BBC Ulster. The album was also selected as ‘Album of the Month’ on Celtic Music Radio, Folk Radio UK, FolkWords and was ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal. It has also received high praise from the critics at the legendary fRoots Magazine, Folk Radio UK, Bright Young Folk and many others. Listen www.clype.bandcamp.com www.soundcloud.com/clype-music Watch Introducing Clype-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSeqNUmAXgs Live - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdTHKywdrk Album Promo - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yLaD8QQLBA Contact Email: info@clypemusic.com For further information including Bio and Press Images www.clypemusic.com Find us on www.facebook.com/clypemusic www.twitter.com/ClypeMusic

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Ballater Community shared Deeside Deli & Garden Shop's photo. ...

Ready to go....

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Ballater Community shared Sarah Brown's Fun Day Play park opening. ...

Event to mark completion of the play park project and to celebrate our communities achievement. Fancy dress competition for adults and children. Stalls include burgers, ice cream van , hot drinks, facepainting, Tesco Fork to Farm, hook a duck, tombola, children's books guess bunnys birthday, splat a rat, human fruit machine, Co Op Community stall , lucky dip, Partylite, Avon, Scentsy, Jamberry nails, Wild poppy, Spa at home, Buttons and bows and much more. Come along to the green, bring your picnic, frisbee, kites and outdoor toys and games .

Fun Day Play park opening

May 29, 2016, 11:00am - May 29, 2016, 1:00pm

Aboyne Village Green

Event to mark completion of the play park project and to celebrate our communities achievement. Fancy dress competition for adults and children. Stalls include burgers, ice cream van , hot drinks, facepainting, Tesco Fork to Farm, hook a duck, tombola, children's books guess bunnys birthday, splat a rat, human fruit machine, Co Op Community stall , lucky dip, Partylite, Avon, Scentsy, Jamberry nails, Wild poppy, Spa at home, Buttons and bows and much more. Come along to the green, bring your picnic, frisbee, kites and outdoor toys and games .

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Ballater Community shared Alasdair Iain Johnston's Ivan Drever in Concert. ...

Scottish music legend, Ivan Drever, performs live at the Deeside Inn, Ballater. Support performance by talented local guitarist Steve Garret. Tickets are £10 and available from the venue or book in advance by emailing popsjohnston@gmail.com

Ivan Drever in Concert

June 22, 2016, 8:00pm

The Deeside Inn

Scottish music legend, Ivan Drever, performs live at the Deeside Inn, Ballater. Support performance by talented local guitarist Steve Garret. Tickets are £10 and available from the venue or book in advance by emailing popsjohnston@gmail.com

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Employment opportunity in Ballater - ...

We are still accepting applications for the vacancy at our Aboyne branch (Full Time Pharmacy Assistant). Previous experience would be beneficial however not essential as full training will be given. Please pop into any of our branches for an application form, call our Head Office on 01250 872308 or e-mail vacancies@wdavidson.co.uk www.wdavidson.co.uk/about-us/career-opportunities/

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Ballater Community shared Brown Sugar Cafe's post. ...

Come and bag some bargains and delicious cakes and chocolates

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

Shaping up to be a fabulous day - put it in the diary and bring the whole family - it's going to be awesome!

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