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 6th May from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome   
Live Crathes Weather
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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 Crathes Vintage Car  and Motorcycle Rally Sunday 28th May 2017  A day or motoring nostalgia on the riverside at Milton of 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.
My Funny Valentine Crathes Hall 3rd June Tickets are available from 01330 844523  or from neatshows.org.uk
A Funny Valentine The Story and Music of Chet Baker told by Mike Maran  with live music on stage arranged and performed by Colin Steele and Dave Milligan  directed by Patrick Sandford It’s 1961 and Chet Baker is in jail in Lucca.Voted best trumpet player in the world only five years before – now he’s doing time in an Italian jail for drug offences. Italians strolling around the town walls stop and listen to the sound of Chet’s golden trumpet wafting through the prison bars. Chet shared his prison cell with a storyteller. The storyteller became his friend. Twenty-eight years later, Chet shared a hotel room in Amsterdam with his friend. That was the night Chet Baker died. Only the storyteller knows what really happened. He knows the whole story – and now he’s telling it. With live music on stage arranged and performed by Colin Steele (trumpet) and Dave Milligan (piano) this is an unforgettable evening of jazz, junk, and genius! ‘‘Chet Baker has the face of an angel and the heart of a demon! Trouble comes to anyone who touches him!” Fabio Romiti, Public Prosecutor, Lucca, Italy
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 6th May from 10.00am to mid-day in Crathes Hall All welcome   
"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
My Funny Valentine Crathes Hall 3rd June Tickets are available from 01330 844523  or from neatshows.org.uk
A Funny Valentine The Story and Music of Chet Baker told by Mike Maran  with live music on stage arranged and performed by Colin Steele and Dave Milligan  directed by Patrick Sandford It’s 1961 and Chet Baker is in jail in Lucca.Voted best trumpet player in the world only five years before – now he’s doing time in an Italian jail for drug offences. Italians strolling around the town walls stop and listen to the sound of Chet’s golden trumpet wafting through the prison bars. Chet shared his prison cell with a storyteller. The storyteller became his friend. Twenty-eight years later, Chet shared a hotel room in Amsterdam with his friend. That was the night Chet Baker died. Only the storyteller knows what really happened. He knows the whole story – and now he’s telling it. With live music on stage arranged and performed by Colin Steele (trumpet) and Dave Milligan (piano) this is an unforgettable evening of jazz, junk, and genius! ‘‘Chet Baker has the face of an angel and the heart of a demon! Trouble comes to anyone who touches him!” Fabio Romiti, Public Prosecutor, Lucca, Italy