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. 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 railway 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.
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. 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.
Crathes Village Pub Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 4th June then Saturday 2nd July from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome    EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES
A Divine Comedy Mike Maran Sat 28 May 2016 Crathes Hall 19.30 A journey through Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso in search of Beatrice. A mad flight of mesmerising medieval stand-up. Dante has his finger on the pulse of popular medieval culture and knows about history and biology, geography and trigonometry. He knows about algebra and what a slide rule is for. But what he really wants to know about is love…and if one and one is two what a wonderful world this could be. Written 700 years ago The Divine Comedy sits at the pinnacle of Western civilization, the single most influential work of literature composed by poetry’s most powerful practitioner. In this new adaptation Mike Maran joins Dante in the quest for the meaning of love. Tickets from neatshows.org or 01330 844523
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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
CRATHES VINTAGE CAR &  MOTORCYCLE RALLY Sunday 29th May  Click for Class and Raffle Results
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. 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 railway in the late 1840s and will all impact on the existing population - some positive and some negative.
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 4th June then Saturday 2nd July from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome   
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.
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.
Crathes Village Pub 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 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