Welcome to Ballater, Royal Deeside!

Welcome to Ballater, Royal Deeside!



Ballater Borough Coat of Arms





Deeside Images Copyright_Heron in the Dee
The AA Box Nr Ballater, Royal Deeside
Photograph courtesy of Deeside Images
. ©2014

Ballater is home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Our village is rich in history and 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!

Events and information about Ballater and the area from Crathie to Dinnet can be found here and also at www.visitballater.com.

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 surranding countryside - You can see more of these photos on our FACEBOOK page, Ballater Community!

This site went online September 1, 2010.