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 70 houses which constitute the 'centre' or nucleus of the village, 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, football fields, events field 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. Over the coming months our little community will be welcoming up to to 200 new residents. This will be the biggest influx of incomers ever and will undoubtedly have an impact on a range of aspects of life in Crathes. We’ve set up a page on the website to try and help our new neighbours and friends settle in.
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.
Welcome
A small, rural community on Royal Deeside
Crathes Community Website
Over the coming months our little community will be welcoming up to to 200 new residents. This will be the biggest influx of population ever and will undoubtedly have an impact on a range of aspects of life in Crathes. We’ve set up a page on the website to try and help our new neighbours and friends settle in. Within the last few weeks (July 2016) Stewart Milne has proposed to vary the layout of the ‘Crathes Gardens’ development from what was originally agreed. Additional housing could mean that a total of up to 70 new houses will be built. There appears to be a general consensus of Crathes residents (both old and new) that this is not an acceptable option.
"Drouthy Neibors" Pub Night Crathes Village Hall at 7.30pm - 10.30pm every 3rd Friday of the month BYO drink and nibbles, crockery and glasses etc. Feel free to bring along any games or musical instruments to make it a fun social evening.
NOTE No further Pub Nights until 2017 Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 7th January from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome   
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© Crathes 2016
FOOTSTARS In Crathes Hall On Fridays, between 9.30am and 2pm Footstars is all about fun and fitness: an educational experience for 2–7 year-old girls and boys. It uses creative, imaginary play to coach children in the early stages of football and sports activities. PLACES AVAILABLE  TO START IN AUGUST Murray Linton -  www.footstars.co.uk - Tel:  01224 932254
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES Hogmanay @ Crathes 2016
Crathes Hall Family Hogmanay Ceileidh Dance to a Ceileidh Band 8pm-12am (Doors open at 7.03pm Adults £14  U17 £5  Under 5’s Free - Bring your own food & drink A few remaining tickets from Avril on 01330 844002
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 70 houses which constitute the 'centre' or nucleus of the village, 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, football fields, events field 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. Over the coming months our little community will be welcoming up to to 200 new residents. This will be the biggest influx of incomers ever and will undoubtedly have an impact on a range of aspects of life in Crathes. We’ve set up a page on the website to try and help our new neighbours and friends settle in.
Welcome
A small, rural community on Royal Deeside
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.
Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 7th January from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome    Information page for new Crathes Residents
"Drouthy Neibors" Pub Night Crathes Village Hall at 7.30pm - 10.30pm every 3rd Friday of the month BYO drink and nibbles, crockery and glasses etc. Feel free to bring along any games or musical instruments to make it a fun social evening.
Next Pub Night Date to be Announced Crathes Community Website
Live Crathes Weather EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES FOOTSTARS  In Crathes Hall On Fridays, between 9.30am and 2pm  Footstars is all about fun and fitness: an educational experience for 27 year-old girls and boys. It uses creative, imaginary play to coach children in the early stages of football and sports activities.  PLACES AVAILABLE  TO START IN AUGUST  Murray Linton  www.footstars.co.uk  Tel:  01224 932254 Hogmanay @ Crathes 2016
Crathes Hall Family Hogmanay Ceileidh Dance to a Ceileidh Band 8pm-12am (Doors open at 7.03pm Adults £14  U17 £5  Under 5’s Free - Bring your own food & drink A few remaining tickets from Avril on 01330 844002