Welcome to Ballater
A picturesque 'Victorian' village in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland! Ballater is surrounded the glorious countryside including Craigendarroch hill, the Dee River, and is located in the Cairngorms National Park. Ballater is 43 miles (69 km) west of Aberdeen and 8 miles (13 km) from Balmoral Castle. Ballater is renowned for its royal connections and has many shops and businesses displaying the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles.
This web site was launched in 2007 and is sponsored by the Ballater Business Association which works with businesses from Dinnet to Inver along the River Dee. Our membership has increased to more than 80 businesses with details of all the members displayed on three major notice board locations in the centre of Ballater. We have links to sites with weather information, maps, history, special events such as Victoria Week and much more!
In 2010, the BBA sponsored a new site for Ballater, www.ballatercommunity.com, with more local information including clubs, groups and organisations. We are adding a great deal more to both sites during 2012 and have both Visit Ballater and Ballater Community on FACEBOOK. Both websites display the Ballater Eagle which you can view here. Have a look and turn the pages of our local community magazine!