News Updates

The 2021 Ballater Duck Festival will go ahead this year on Sunday 15 August on condition that social distancing restrictions in Scotland will be lifted on 9 August, but any changes to this will be posted on our Facebook page ‘ballaterduckfestival’ and emails sent to booked stallholders

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.

Read full details and see the photo here.

The fund is targeting the many part time and minimum hours employees in the area between Crathie & Dinnet by offering them Coop Credit cards to allow people to cover food & essentials along with electricity but give them the security of anonymity as we live in a close community. The recipients can return to their nominated FACE, who becomes like a Buddy and not only supplies the card but keeps contact to ensure on their mental wellbeing.