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 50 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. Crathes 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.
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
"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. For tunes, chat and cheer! Bring along your musical instruments, booze, picnic and singing voices. All welcome!
Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 2nd September from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome  Diane and Alison of Cameron Archaeology Ltd will be attending to inform guests of the research work that is being done on the Mesolithic flint tools that are found on the river terraces in the Crathes area    
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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
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES
As a result of new house-building, 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.
Next play at Crathes Hall Saturday 9th September 19.30 Tickets from 01330 844523 or neatshows.org From Dogstar Theatre (The Tailor of Inverness, Mungo Park) presents Dana Hajaj and Matthew Zajac in The Sky is Safe Amal and Gordon meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul where every conceivable transaction takes place.  She is a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe.  What follows is a dream-like dance, an impossible meeting where these two acknowledge and ignore the barriers between them. The anonymity of the metropolis and their own transience allows them to reinvent themselves, though in reality, they can’t escape who they are or what they represent.  Individual stories, images and impressions gathered by Zajac through visits to Istanbul and interviews with Syrian women rebuilding their lives in the city give voice to the characters, particularly to the voice of women, in relation to gender politics and resistance to war and exploitation.   THE SKY IS SAFE is a love story, a war story and a microcosm of our time. Video trailer can be viewed on the Dogstar home page or downloaded f
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 50 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. Crathes 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.
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 2nd September from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome  Diane and Alison of Cameron Archaeology Ltd will be attending to inform guests of the research work that is being done on the Mesolithic flint tools that are found on the river terraces in the Crathes area    
"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. For tunes, chat and cheer! Bring along your musical instruments, booze, picnic and singing voices. All welcome!
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.   Murray Linton  www.footstars.co.uk  Tel:  01224 932254
Next play at Crathes Hall Saturday 9th September 19.30 Tickets from 01330 844523 or neatshows.org From Dogstar Theatre (The Tailor of Inverness, Mungo Park) presents Dana Hajaj and Matthew Zajac in The Sky is Safe Amal and Gordon meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul where every conceivable transaction takes place.  She is a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe.  What follows is a dream-like dance, an impossible meeting where these two acknowledge and ignore the barriers between them. The anonymity of the metropolis and their own transience allows them to reinvent themselves, though in reality, they can’t escape who they are or what they represent.  Individual stories, images and impressions gathered by Zajac through visits to Istanbul and interviews with Syrian women rebuilding their lives in the city give voice to the characters, particularly to the voice of women, in relation to gender politics and resistance to war and exploitation.   THE SKY IS SAFE is a love story, a war story and a microcosm of our time. Video trailer can be viewed on the Dogstar home page or downloaded