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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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.
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  A small, rural community on Royal Deeside Crathes Community Website
Next Crathes Fly is on Saturday 3rd November from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome
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”
1948 and 1963, winter. Everyone is gathering in the village hall.  Lightning has struck the hall roof.  Mrs Atkinson has called the repairman – a man who can fix a creaking door, chimneys that smoke.  And in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods. Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allow us to gather and sing long into the night. Brilliance is a 90-minute theatrical event that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world. From the company that brought you It’s A Wonderful Life, The Iranian Feast and Brave Folk, we now bring you Brilliance – a show with music.
Crathes Hall - Nov 9th at 7.30pm The play is suitable for 10 years + Tickets are £10 and £9 concession. Can be purchased from Avril Reid on 844002 or Milton Art Gallery or online from NEAT website. Will also be on sale at the Oct and Nov Crathes 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” 
1948 and 1963, winter. Everyone is gathering in the village hall.  Lightning has struck the hall roof.  Mrs Atkinson has called the repairman – a man who can fix a creaking door, chimneys that smoke.  And in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods. Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allow us to gather and sing long into the night. Brilliance is a 90-minute theatrical event that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world. From the company that brought you It’s A Wonderful Life, The Iranian Feast and Brave Folk, we now bring you Brilliance – a show with music.
Crathes Hall - Nov 9th at 7.30pm The play is suitable for 10 years + Tickets are £10 and £9 concession. Can be purchased from Avril Reid on 844002 or Milton Art Gallery or online from NEAT website. Will also be on sale at the Oct and Nov Crathes Fly.