Clubs & Groups
We hope to list ALL groups and clubs in Ballater and Crathie. The following is a list of the current groups that we know of. Before a group can be listed here with contact details, we need to ensure that we have permission where that is appropriate. If you do not see what you need here, please email and we'll find out for you as soon as possible. Note: The official names of many groups begin with 'Ballater' so the groups are listed in alphabetical after 'Ballater'.Send details of your club to email@example.com.
Clubs, Groups & Organisations The 9 Zero Freewheeler Club in Ballater is available to all cycle enthusiasts in the area - contact Cycle Highlands for details, Tel.013397-55864. Angling Association Ballater and District Old People's Association / Over 50s Association Ballater Baby and Toddler Group - Meets Mondays & Fridays during school term, 9.30am - 11.30am
Mike Sheridan Room in the Victoria and Albert Halls. Cost is £2 per session per child and £1 per additional child. Includes snacks and Drinks. Please email Ballater Community or ask at Ballater Library for further information.
Ballater Building Blocks - Meets every Wednesday at Glenmuick Church Hall in Ballater 10am-Noon
Coffee & a Chat - Make new friends - Meet old friends - Just come along! All welcome! For Mums and Dads who have a child under 5 years old. For information, please contact Ballater Community.
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Ballater Rainbows and Brownies meet on a Monday night at Ballater School between 5pm and 6.30pm during term time. Rainbows should be girls from 4 1/2 years and become Brownies after their 7th birthday until they reach 10 years. Fees are £3.00 per session, usually paid per term. Contact details are either : Helene Thom 013397 55957 or Louise Duckworth 013397 55419 (during school hours).
The Ballater Boules Challenge (Petanque) - A warm welcome is offered to all who would like to give this unique game a try! No partner, previous experience or equipment is required - just wrap up warm and be at The Pavilion in Monaltrie Park by 10.15 to start promptly at 10.30am - check the website for dates.
The Ballater Bowling Club - Ballater Bowling Club is located a half mile from the village centre adjacent to Ballater Golf Club. Membership is open to all ages and visitors are welcome. The season opens on Sunday 14th April and continues through to the end of September. Whether you are a beginner or expert...Come along for a friendly game of bowls at one of our 'Hat Meetings'! Tuesday and Saturday, May through to September, 7pm - next to the Golf Club. Visit 'Ballater Bowling Club' on Facebook. All Welcome! Contact Trevor Armstrong on 013397-55214 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Ballater Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening throughout the year at 7pm in the Mike Sheridan Room above the Library. Visitors and newcomers are very welcome. In the winter season we have a more informal session for beginners / improvers where we have time to discuss the hands and more experienced members are available to offer advice. This group meets every second Thursday at 1.30 pm in the Beaton / Craigie Room below the Library. For further information contact Janet Riddler, Secretary, tel: 01339755308 or Ian Ritchie, Chairman, tel: 013397 55724 or email email@example.com. Ballater British Legion Ballater Curling Club Ballater Floral Art Group - an interest group of Ballater Royal Horticultural Society.
It exists to create interest in Floral Art through demonstrations and workshops, and to foster friendships through flowers. It meets monthly from April to November. Check our What's On page for details.
Ballater Golf Club A beautiful 18 hole, slightly undulating course set in scenic Royal Deeside! Check the website for details of membership, The Clubhouse, catering by H.M.Sheridan's and the programme of events. BRHS - Ballater Royal Horticultural Society
The Ballater Judo Club first started training on February 4th, 2000. The club trains on a Friday 6-9.30pm in the Albert Hall (juniors only) in Station Square.
Charitable Chiels - The 2012 Bonfire & Fireworks Display is on for Saturday November 3 at 7pm in Ballater's Monaltrie Park! Deeside Runners - Our main aim is to raise money for charities, groups and clubs in the local community (especially groups which have children as their members) by raising this money we hope to give the people involved a better quality of life. http://deesiderunners.com/dp/ Enhancement Group The Ballater Patrick Geddes Project seeks to commemorate the life and work of Ballater's most famous son on the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2004. Patrick (baptised Peter) Geddes was born on 2nd Oct. 1854 in Ballater, Scotland. He went on to become "Biologist, Town Planner, Re-educator and to achieve influence and fame throughout the world for his multidisciplinary, internationalist and holistic approach to "Place, Work and Folk". Geddes had views on virtually all aspects of life and drew attention to the interconnectedness of all aspects of life. What he advocated more than 100 years ago as an environmentalist is now increasingly being appreciated and put into practice. More to follow shortly but please visit the Ballater Library to see our Patrick Geddes display.
Ballater's Local History Group meets during the winter months and provides presentations on Ballater's local history. The meetings have attracted large audiences for topics which include Ballater Winters, The Pre-History of Ballater to around 4000 years ago, History of the Curling Club and the Built Environment in Ballater.
31 Oct 2011 - Scotlands People: Census Street Lists have been added to the site for all census years. These free-to-view books are an excellent research tool.
The Ballater and District Probus Club is the local branch of a Nationwide organisation for retired professional and businessmen. The aim is to provide a regular meeting point for members to foster friendly intercommunication and to increase knowledge by fortnightly lectures.
There are interest subgroups for walking, chess and bowls, the latter indoors in winter and on the greens in summer - Please Email for further information.
Ballater & District Pipe Band has a playing membership of forty or more and dates from its inception in October 1993. Historically, the forerunner of the present Pipes & Drums was the Ballater Branch Air Training Corps pipe band of the 1950's and early 1060's, funded and equipped by the late Lady McRobert, in memory of whom the band parades in Ancient Hunting Robertson tartan for kilts and plaids. Invitations to appear include playing for the late Queen Mother, Birkhall, all the notable Highland Games over the North-East of Scotland, culminating with the Royal Braemar Highland Games, at which it has twice been awarded the challenge trophy for "Best Band of the Day" and travelling overseas to play in Canada and Germany. Rifle Club Running Club Scottish Country Dance Songsters Scottish Slimmers - The Ballater class of Scottish Slimmers meets every Tuesday from 12-2pm at the Ballater Golf Club, call Katrina on 07753 851637 for information. Be lighter, happer and healthier!! SWRI - Scottish Women's Royal Institute Tennis Club Upper Deeside Art Society (SC 021541) exists to encourage and bring live music in performances of all types and periods to our area. Meetings are held in the Darroch Learg Hotel drawing room where the Steinway piano is kindly looked after by the proprietors and staff. Meetings are also occasionally held in St. Kentigern's Church, Braemar Road, for larger groups and louder instruments where the former University Chapel organ also benefits from the outstanding acoustics. Recently, the society has been organising workshops for school children and encouraging their performances in more informal surroundings. We gratefully acknowledge support from Creative Scotland through Enterprise Music Scotland, The Cruden Trust, The Privy Purse Charitable Trust and the Tunnell Trust who send out exciting young musicians like the prizewinning Piattie Quartet in 2011. There is no charge for young people or H.M. Forces. In winter conditions, please check the What's On on this website for up-to-date places and times. Walking for Health Ballater Whist Group WRVS Ballater Youth Club