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.
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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  A small, rural community on Royal Deeside Crathes Community Website Judo classes Mondays in Crathes Hall  P1 –3:     3.45 –4.30pm P4 – 7:    4.30 – 5.15pm S1 + :       5.15 – 6.15pm First class is free, thereafter monthly direct debit. Further details and to register, please contact Stuart on 07877 089433 Website:  www.ultimatejudo.co.uk Facebook:  “Ultimate Judo Banchory” Live Crathes Weather Visitors to website
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Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 3rd November from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome     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. Information page for new Crathes Residents NEW CRATHES INITATIVE   Crathes In Flower (CIF) is a community initiative run by volunteers, who endeavour to enhance the open spaces in and around Crathes by creating and maintaining floral exhibits.  By beautifying Crathes we hope to enhance community involvement and encourage outdoor activity.  C.I.F. welcomes everyone living in the Crathes Ward to be a part of this Community Project for 2019 and beyond… A lot of work needs to be done! If you would like to be one of our volunteers or if you want more information about this Project, you can contact:   Ada Renwick CIF@crathes.com  or clik here for more information Monday 31st December 2018 CRATHES FAMILY HOGMANAY CEILIDH
Dancing to the Flying Pieman Doors open at 7.30  8pm - 12am Interval at 9.30pm for food Tickets £15 for adults Under 17s £5 and under 5s free Bring your own food and drink For Tickets: avrilreid@yahoo.co.uk  07751 800173 or at the December Fly
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 3rd November from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall 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 2–7 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
Judo classes Mondays in Crathes Hall P1 –3:     3.45 –4.30pm P4 – 7:    4.30 – 5.15pm S1 + :       5.15 – 6.15pm First class is free, thereafter monthly direct debit. Further details and to register, please contact Stuart on 07877 089433 Website:  www.ultimatejudo.co.uk Facebook:  “Ultimate Judo Banchory” 
NEW CRATHES INITATIVE Crathes In Flower (CIF) is a community initiative run by volunteers, who endeavour to enhance the open spaces in and around Crathes by creating and maintaining floral exhibits.  By beautifying Crathes we hope to enhance community involvement and encourage outdoor activity. C.I.F. welcomes everyone living in the Crathes Ward to be a part of this Community Project for 2019 and beyond… A lot of work needs to be done! If you would like to be one of our volunteers or if you want more information about this Project, you can contact:  Ada Renwick CIF@crathes.com  or clik here for more information
Monday 31st December 2018 CRATHES FAMILY HOGMANAY CEILIDH
Dancing to the Flying Pieman Doors open at 7.30  8pm - 12am Interval at 9.30pm for food Tickets £15 for adults Under 17s £5 and under 5s free Bring your own food and drink For Tickets: avrilreid@yahoo.co.uk  07751800173 or at the December Fly