Current Projects

Ballater Hardship Fund

We are well over the £30,000 mark on funds raised with Gordon Riddler having just completed his EVEREST climb equivalent of 29,029ft up Craigendarroch and had raised at last count £1000 to add to the fund (photograph taken – note photographer & Gordon maintained the 2m rule). The fund is targeting the many part time […]

Ballater Walking Festival

16th – 22nd May 2020 This year the Ballater Walking Festival takes place from the 16th to the 22nd of May, in and around Royal Deeside and the Cairngorm National Park. We have many locals and walkers from all over the world who enjoy this annual event. The festival caters for a wide range of […]

The Community Bus

A2B Dial-a-Bus Service

On behalf of Aberdeenshire Council we operate a return service from Braemar, Ballater and Aboyne to Banchory every two weeks, usually Tuesdays. The minibus spends approximately 3 hours  in Banchory to allow time for appointments or banking, shopping etc.  The numbers on this service are limited to 10 passengers.  Passengers are not charged but donations […]

Youth Training & Employment

Ballater Job Club is open to the public 1:30pm – 4pm every third Tuesday of the month at the Beaton Craigie Room. This idea came from Phil Swann in March 2018 who suggested we look to encouraging our youth to look at a career, thus we conducted a survey at the cost of £1600 of […]


Ballater Community Housing Group 20/06/19 Having commissioned Rural Housing Scotland to carry out a Housing Needs Survey to review & update the existing housing needs assessment for Ballater & Crathie The housing needs survey kicked of with a drop in session within the V&A Halls (15/05/19) This was followed by a pop up stall at […]

Car Parks

The village is in need of both additional car parking and bus parking as the present car park on Church Square is often filled with motor homes and cars parking on the BUS ONLY stand, this could potentially mean that buses continue through to Braemar without disembarking. We have identified a site behind the Station […]

Cambus O'May Bridge

Cambus O’ May Bridge

The Cambus O’May Suspension Bridge is a sorry sight at the moment. Barricaded off at both ends, bent and broken with no slats across the base and the paths of the Deeside Circular Walk becoming overgrown from lack of use – one of the last scars of Storm Frank casting a blight on our beautiful […]