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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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See you Saturday in the Victoria Hall, Station Square! Visit Linden's website for a preview! lindenhopwood.com/ ...

Rare and brief opportunity to view some of Linden's oil paintings/portrait work 'in the flesh'. In the foyer of the Mike Sheridan room, V&A Halls, Ballater (ramp to left of library, upstairs, turn left) prior to the showing of the film "Mr Turner". Film starts at 7:30pm, but display will be open from 5:30pm

Showcase of portraits in oils

March 7, 2015, 5:30pm

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Rare and brief opportunity to view some of Linden's oil paintings/portrait work 'in the flesh'. In the foyer of the Mike Sheridan room, V&A Halls, Ballater (ramp to left of library, upstairs, turn left) prior to the showing of the film "Mr Turner". Film starts at 7:30pm, but display will be open from 5:30pm

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An ensemble not to be missed! Soak up some Brilliant Brass Sounds to round off another successful season at Strathdee. Tickets available at the door - £12 for adults, £1 forfull-time students, and under-18's free. Refreshments are included.
The venue is Aboyne's Victory Hall, and the concert starts at 7:30pm.
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Last concert of this season's series coming up soon. On Saturday 14th March we are hosting Total Brass, an award winning brass quintet. Their pedigree includes University of Birmingham Ensemble in Residence 2014-15, Chamber Music Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music 2013-14, Park Lane Group Artists for 2013-14, Winners of the Tunnell Trust awards for season 2013 for 2014-15 and Winners of the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize. Total Brass was formed in 2008 at the Royal Academy of Music, and since then they have performed countless recitals up and down the country. Performances have included opening the Gramophone Awards Ceremony, performing two years consecutively on the BBC Radio 3: In Tune Christmas Special, and performing for Her Majesty the Queen, at the Diamond Jubilee 'Celebration of the Arts' event. Clearly an ensemble not to be missed! Come and join us to soak up some Brilliant Brass Sounds to round off another successful season at Strathdee. Tickets are available at the door - £12 for adults, £1 forfull-time students, and under-18's free. Refreshments are included. The venue is Aboyne's Victory Hall, and the concert starts at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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New Sausage for this week. Hog roast Pork . Red onion . Sage and Apple.

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2015 is the Year of Food and Drink! ...

Visit Royal Deeside The next B2B Networking Event focussing on Food Fest 15 is at The Deeside Inn, Wednesday 25th March 6.30pm – 9pm. All tourism businesses are welcome to attend but please register in advance for catering purposes. The event is free to current partners of Visit Royal Deeside, with a small charge to non-partners. Details will be emailed to BBA Members shortly. If your business is in the Ballater area & you would like to join, please email info@visitballater.com.

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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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