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 EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES  A small, rural community on Royal Deeside Crathes Community Website
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Crathes Fly is on the first Saturday of the month 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
CRATHES FLOWER 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. Thanks to CIF, Crathes is now in the proud possession of some magnificent wooden planters, fence boxes and beds of wild flowers along the Slug Road. To do our bit for the environment played a great part in this initiative and beside that, we all love to see a colourful display of flowers in our local area. All planters and flowerbeds are maintained by volunteers. We were fortunate to secure funding from the Durris windfarm and private donations. We also have to say a big thank you to TLC Potatoes who gifted us many trailer loads full of compost. Last but not least it was Aberdeenshire Council who supplied the beautiful plants for the planters & fence boxes. All materials were locally sourced and built by the Inchmarlo Community Workshop, who did a fantastic job.
In the future we would like to extend this project into the wider Crathes area and therefore we need your help. Please identify suitable places for a planter and/or wild flower beds near you and email us the location. Our funds have dried up a while ago, so we would very much appreciate any donation to our Community Project, so that we can maintain and extend flower displays throughout the year and area. For all of the above and more information you can contact us: Enjoy the flowers! 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
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.
Crathes Fly is on the first Saturday of the month from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall - All welcome
Crathes Community Website
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES in CRATHES 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