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 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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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 Next Crathes Fly is on  Saturday 6th June from 10.00-12.00pm in Crathes Hall  All welcome  
2015 Crathes Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally Sunday 31st May - Milton Events Field, Crathes Organised by the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan
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Coming to Crathes Hall Rhapsody in Green on Friday May 29th Starts at 19.30H Tickets are £10 full price and £8 concessions and are available from Nicola Chambury Call 01330 844523 or book online at neatshows.org.uk It is really helpful if people buy tickets in advance!
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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 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 ralway in the late 1840s and will all impact on the existing population - some positive and some negative.
© Crathes 2015
Welcome
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
Next Crathes Fly is on  Saturday 6th June from 10.00-12.00pm in Crathes Hall  All welcome   Live Crathes Weather
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.
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 2015 Crathes Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally Sunday 31st May - Milton Events Field, Crathes  Organised by the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan Info & Entry Form Home Home