Crathes is a small rural community lying on the north bank of the River Dee some 3 miles east of Banchory on Royal Deeside. Although there is a settlement comprising around 25 houses which constitutes the 'centre' or nucleus, the community is spread from the riverbank to the foot of the Hill of Fare and between the town of Banchory in the west to Drumoak in the east. The village has a school, retail and craft centre, railway restoration project and world-famous Crathes Castle & Gardens. The area is one of great natural beauty with views up the Dee valley into the Cairngorms. Although the land comprises mainly arable farmland, there are extensive areas of forestry, wetlands and the river Dee to the south.  A wide range of wildlife thrives in the area. The village is currently undergoing a major expansion with the construction of 45 new homes, connection to mains gas supply and a new crematorium near the centre of the community. These developments are the biggest since the arrival of the ralway in the late 1840s and will all impact on the existing population - some positive and some negative.
This web page has been set up for the benefit of the residents of Crathes on Royal Deeside and contains information about and for the local community.
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Crathes is a small rural community lying on the north bank of the River Dee some 3 miles east of Banchory on Royal Deeside. Although there is a settlement comprising around 25 houses which constitutes the 'centre' or nucleus, the community is spread from the riverbank to the foot of the Hill of Fare and between the town of Banchory in the west to Drumoak in the east. The village has a school, retail and craft centre, railway restoration project and world-famous Crathes Castle & Gardens. The area is one of great natural beauty with views up the Dee valley into the Cairngorms. Although the land comprises mainly arable farmland, there are extensive areas of forestry, wetlands and the river Dee to the south.  A wide range of wildlife thrives in the area. The village is currently undergoing a major expansion with the construction of 45 new homes, connection to mains gas supply and a new crematorium near the centre of the community. These developments are the biggest since the arrival of the ralway in the late 1840s and will all impact on the existing population - some positive and some negative.
© Crathes 2014
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Home Home About About Location Location Gallery Gallery Crathes Hall Crathes Hall Events Events Crathes Directory Crathes Directory
A small, rural community on Royal Deeside
CRATHES COMMUNITY WEBSITE
FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN CRATHES
Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 1st Nov 10.00-12.00pm in Crathes Hall  
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This web page has been set up for the benefit of the residents of Crathes on Royal Deeside and contains information about and for the local community.
Seating will be cabaret style. We will provide nibbles and glasses. Bring your own booze!
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