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

Looking for something to keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays? Why not come along to one of our free childrens events organised by the Balmoral Ranger Service. Places are limited so advanced booking is essential. See the flyer below for further details.

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Timing is everything: Just as the school holidays start, the final panel of our new playground is painted... roll on the Summer Hols!!!!

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Larch timber kindly provided by the Balmoral Estate is pictured being loaded by Joe MacLugash – Forester. This is the first tangible activity of the Ballater Carved Nativity Project, which has received funding from our Initiative Grant Scheme.

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Reposting - an updated map showing an alternative for the 7 Bridges Walk! This was received from the Environmental Planning Department and sent to Aberdeenshire Councillors and contacts: There is no promotable route on the north side of the river and any options also involve a lot of on road walking so are not ideal. The existing signs out on the route later this week (early July) ...

Reposting - an updated map showing an alternative for the 7 Bridges Walk! This was received from the Environmental Planning Department and sent to Aberdeenshire Councillors and contacts: There is no promotable route on the north side of the river and any options also involve a lot of on road walking so are not ideal. The existing signs out on the route later this week (early July)

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Ballater Community shared The Deeside Inn's Louise Cairns. ...

Singersongwriter, pianist, piano-bar tinkler Louise Cairns has been greatly received in New York City - playing some of its legendary venues including Rockwood Music Hall. She also has residencies at Metropolitan and The Corinthian piano bars in Glasgow. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £5.

Louise Cairns

July 1, 2015, 7:30am

The Deeside Inn

Singersongwriter, pianist, piano-bar tinkler Louise Cairns has been greatly received in New York City - playing some of its legendary venues including Rockwood Music Hall. She also has residencies at Metropolitan and The Corinthian piano bars in Glasgow. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £5.

3 days ago

WANTED: "Ghosts" to assist the Witch of Girnoc with her magical Ghost Tours during BVW 2015! ...

Delighted to repost this appeal from last year. The organisers of our Ghost Tours are again appealing for professional people-scarers for 2015. If you want a recommendation, just ask last year's successful applicants... WANTED: "Ghosts" to assist the Witch of Girnoc with her magical Ghost Tours during BVW 2015. JOB DESCRIPTION: To scare the Bejesus outta hapless folk while wearing a dubious costume. PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: Any one or more of five nights from Sat 8th August to Sat 15th August 2015. WOULD SUIT: Reasonably active person, male or female, who is not afraid of the dark, has transport and a hidden wicked streak. Visitors welcome! PAY: None. Fabulous opportunity to get involved with BVW at grass roots, meet some new friends and find out things about yourself you never knew. You might get some shortbread. PM us for details and to lay your mark.

4 days ago

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Victoria Week's post. ...

Just discovered another wee sponsorship hole, if someone would like to fill it...! We need the hall fee for the Highland Dancing display in Victoria Hall, Monday August 10th at 7.30pm, from the Fiona Brandie School of Dance. Cost: £140, it can be split between two or more businesses to reduce the load. This event is always packed from front to back with both locals and visitors, so there's plenty of scope to promote your business. Let us know soon and we can get you mentioned in the brochure (going to print Friday!). You will also get your logo on any posters and further exposure through Facebook/website mentions etc. Thank you and Be Amused.

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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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