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Daily Events

Events may be subject to change. Please refer to an updated events schedule on arrival. A calendar grid version is also available.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019
  • In Miniature by Butterworth

    Saturday, 29 December 2018 - Sunday, 24 February 2019 @

  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours

    Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 

    Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours: Open Monday - Saturday, 10.00am-4.00pm. Open Sunday, 12 noon - 4.00pm. Tours available throughout the day, located in Crathie. 013397 42700,,

  • Yellow Welly Tours

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Yellow Welly Tours: Luxury Land Rover Tours of Royal Deeside. Bespoke tours available with well known local personality Simon Blackett. Tour of Braemar Castle included., 07432 874342

  • Tomnaverie Stone Circle

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tomnaverie Stone Circle: Recumbant Stone Circle surrounding a burial cairn just outside Tarland dated from around 4,500 BC. For this and other Historic Scotland locations visit

  • Woodend Barn Events

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019 @ 

    Woodend Barn Events: Films Exhibitions, Crafts & Live Performances at Woodend Barn, Banchory. Booking is essential. 013308 26520,

  • Royal Deeside Passport

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Passport: Helping you plan, explore & experience the stunning area of Royal Deeside, with information and £200+ of offers across Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms. To purchase your passport visit: or visit the Ballater Tourist Information Centre located in Station Square, Ballater.

  • Tarland Trails

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tarland Trails: Mountain Bike Trails located in Drummy Woods on the Outskirts of Tarland Village. Trails with 3 levels of difficulty to suit all abilities.

  • Cairnton Farm Tours

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Cairnton Farm Tours ~ with Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Aboyne. Tours are available throughout the week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1st & 2nd January), lasting for 1 hour followed by Afternoon Tea. Special rate for Craigendarroch guests is: £16.50 per adult and £9 per child (under 7yrs). Booking is essential. Please call us +44 (0)13398 83536 for bookings, enquiries or directions. Cairnton is a working farm specialising in pedigree Aberdeen Angus breeding stock. Meet owner’s Ken and Margaret Howie as they welcome guests to the farm, and extol the virtue of the world’s finest beef breed, The Aberdeen Angus. The farm tours start at the paddocks and pens with a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite cows and bulls. Explore the farms Wind Turbine and Bio Mass boiler which heats up the farm and all three of the Cairnton Farm holiday cottages, then return to the Deeside Activity Park Coffee Shop where Afternoon Tea will be waiting for you. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase Aberdeen Angus Beef from the onsite farm shop. Visit for more details on other activities they can offer.

  • Belwade Farm World Horse Welfare

    Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - Sunday, 24 February 2019 @ 

    Rescue, rehoming and visitor centre with bistro. Various activities and tours available with bookings essential. World Horse Welfare, Belwade Farm, Aboyne., 013398 85398

  • Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours ~ with Author Ian Murray
    Discounts available for groups from Craigendarroch. All ages and Outlander Fans welcome. Collected from lodge and returned. Bookings please call +44 (0)777 134 6650, email or checkout Ian’s website at: From best-selling author of 5 books, Ian incorporates detailed authentic knowledge of the local area from 25 years research and over 30 years of exploration. Winter Mountain Leader and Year of Natural Scotland Ambassador, Ian is also recognised by the National Geographic as a five star guide, with drone video/photography available on request. Ian was brought up in Ballater and lives adjacent to the resort. Salmon, Trout Fishing: Enjoy fly fishing on the River Dee and Don, with collection and return to lodge in Hi spec 7 seat Landrover. Beginners to experts welcome, tuition in casting, rods and waders provided. Half day, full day and evening trips available for individuals and small groups. Guided Walks: From gentle, low level explorative strolls for all ages, to guided walks on high mountain tops. Enjoy outstanding scenery exploring the local flora and fauna, with snow craft, survival skills, navigation, and mountain craft tuition available on request. Land Rover Tours: 30% off for Craigendarroch residents. Explore interesting geographical features, castles, glens, wildlife, ancient sites, history & folklore also from Ian’s taped interviews of indigenous folk. All trips tailored where possible. Wildlife at night experience: Trips early evening. Bespoke trips available of the Snow Roads and also Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Skye & West Coast (two day). Latest luxury Landrover Discovery available for long tours. Signed copies of Ian's Deeside books available including latest addition ‘Old Deeside Ways’. Complimentary copy of ‘The Dee from the Far Cairngorms’ with each full winter day tour.

  • Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Where Legends Come To Life!

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Half or Full Day Tours of Royal Deeside with a Scottish History Honours Graduate as your personal Tour Guide. 25% discount for Craigendarroch residents. For booking please call on 07920 801546, Email:, or visit the website at: Hidden Deeside Tours offers unique and personal history and heritage tours of Royal Deeside, taking you on a magical journey through the areas rich history, from Neolithic Stone Circles, ancient Clan Memorials, Jacobite tales, Royal history, wonderful scenery and a lot more.
    Also available: Outlander Tour to Inverness and Loch Ness. Relax, enjoy and explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands in a top-of-the-range executive 7 Seater 4x4. See historic Bronze Age Monuments at ‘Crag-Na-Dun’, explore Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre and be driven through Inverness and along the shores of Loch Ness to see Castle Urquhart and possibly Nessie!
    Customised Tours also available to The Malt Whisky Trail, Castles Trail, Old Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St Andrews and the wonderful Isle of Skye. ‘Visit Scotland’ Recommended.

  • Burn o' Vat Natural Nature Reserve

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 
    Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NB, UK

    A natural deep water carved stone bowl that is free and open year round for the public to explore, alongside circular walking trails, Between Dinnet & Ballater, AB34 5NB, For more details visit:

  • Knock Castle Ruin

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    16th century four-storey tower house of the Gordon family. Free and open year round for the public to explore. 1 mile outside of Ballater on the South Deeside Road heading towards Crathie. For details click on the event link and under ‘All Walks’ click on Seven Bridges Trail.

  • Historic Scotland Locations Nearby

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

  • Skipper & Wife Fish Van

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Skipper & Wife Fish Van: Tuesdays from 10.30am – 12 noon outside, Glenmuick Church, Ballater, and 12.30pm – 1.00pm outside the Deeside Deli, Ballater, Thursdays from10.45am – 12.15pm outside Glenmuick Church, Ballater, and outside Deeside Deli, Ballater around 2pm for 10 minutes, For details Tel. 07860 677602 or 07904 167825 or Email:

  • Ballater Bridge Club

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Ballater Bridge Club: Tuesdays from 6.30pm – 10.30pm & Improvers Class Thursdays from 1.15pm – 4.30pm, Mike Sheridan Room, Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater, For details Tel. 013397 55501, We advise contacting in advance should there be changes to usual event dates

  • Yoga with Simon Spirit Spoor

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Yoga with Simon Spirit Spoor: 10.30am - 12 noon, Ballater Golf Club, Ballater, ‘Drop in’ and block booking sessions available., 013398 86092, Contact directly for any dates not running.

  • Royal Deeside Cycling Tour

    Thursday, 21 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Royal Deeside Cycling Tour ~ Event run by Ballater Bike Station. We request that you book your place no later than 12 noon on Wednesday. Please call Ballater Bike Station direct on +44 (0)13397 54004, text +44 (0)7875 956786, or email Visit our website at (Please note that children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult). When: Every Thursday at 9.30am, fair weather tours only. Where: Meet at Ballater Bike Station, Station Square, Ballater. Cost: £25 per person (£10 supplement for an electric bike) - includes helmet, bike, tea or coffee and home bakes & baby/toddler buggy as needed for 7yrs and under. Cycle solo from 8 years and up. Comfy saddles and comfort bikes available. Grade: Easy, leisurely and suitable for all ages. Route along quiet country roads and trails throughout Royal Deeside. Distance: 10 miles. Duration: 3 hours.

  • Dram at the Dam ~ A unique distillery tour exclusive to Craigendarroch residents

    Thursday, 21 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Royal Lochnagar Distillery

    £15 per person including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt. Bookings are essential. We request that you book your place by no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday. Please call us on +44 (0)13397 42700 for bookings, enquiries or directions. Enjoy a guided tour by one of our expert tour guides at our traditional Victorian distillery. Get an insight into the detailed operation of our traditional open top mash tun, gleaming copper stills, the filling store and our warehouse full of European and American oak casks, slowly maturing clear spirit into golden Scotch whisky. The tour is followed by a short 10 minute walk up to the Top Dam, the distilleries main water supply. Whilst there, enjoy a taste of our award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt, as well as a specially selected mystery dram! Suitable walking shoes recommended for gentle land rover tracks. Should the weather be unsuitable, enjoy Drams in the Brand Home as a comfortable alternative. For more details about our facilities, visit click on the event link.

  • Braemar Highland Experience

    Saturday, 1 September 2018 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Braemar Highland Experience ~ Join us to experience an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular mountains, wild open spaces and stunning scenery. Awarded 5 Stars from Visit Scotland. For bookings please call us direct on 07760 511111, Email: or visit our website at

    Bespoke Tours: Our bespoke tours give you the chance to set the agenda. We can suggest unique destinations that will allow you to experience the colour and diversity of Scotland. Perhaps you’re interested in exploring your family’s heritage, or would like to discover the history, folklore and nature of the area. We can explore the history of the Jacobite Risings or a forgotten glen, or we can take you to hand-picked artisan shops. Whatever your interests, we can guarantee unforgettable memories and a personal service based on our wide experience of the area. Relax - let us do the planning and
    driving! 20% discount for Craigendarroch residents on Bespoke Tours.

    Guided Walking: We also offer a wide variety of walks, low and high level, from a couple of hours to full days. Let us introduce you to wild places with spectacular scenery, guide you up some of our mountains or walk you through the history of the area and its flora and fauna with the safety and security of a qualified local guide.

  • Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer, Participating Golf Clubs include Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory, Peterculter and Braemar, 3 day summer golf visitor ticket £90, 5 day summer golf visitor ticket £150, Simply download the ticket of your choice from any participating golf club website, Take your ticket to the club of your choice and pay the fee, The pro/golf club with mark the voucher with the course that has been played, For more details visit:

  • Migvie Kirk

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Migvie Kirk, Migvie by Tarland, Built 1770, Now deconsecrated, the interior was completely refurbished by local Artists and Craftsmen for a unique exhibition space, 9th century Pictish Symbol stone in the Kirk yard, No admission charge, For more details visit:

  • Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve

    Saturday, 2 June 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve, Home to a Red Deer Reserve, Stunning wildlife and scenery and the dramatic Glas Allt Waterfall, South of Ballater via Spittal of GlenMuick, Visitor Center & Parking (pay & display), Open all year, For more details visit:

Daily Events July 6


Craigendarroch Owners' Club,
Braemar Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, AB35 5XA. United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1339 755558

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019 at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.