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Ballater (RD) Ltd

Area of Operation:

Ballater
North East (Aberdeen & Grampian)

Established:
1996
Population:
1500
Number of Staff:
1 p/t

How We Started

Ballater (population about 1500) lies in open country in west Aberdeenshire some 40 miles west of Aberdeen. Now within the Cairngorms National Park, it is an attractive destination for tourists. However, the idyllic location hides some real difficulties which are highlighted by the shortage of low-cost accommodation and the remoteness from support services. Ballater (RD) Ltd (or BRD) was formed in 1996 to provide economic and social support for Ballater and surrounding area.

What We Do

BRD engages in a variety of activities including, for example: Operating a Community Bus and providing MiDAS training courses. Organising a Walking Festival which raises approximately £20,000 for the local economy. Maintaining two websites supporting and promoting the local area. Providing support for both local residents and businesses.

Our Assets

  • Community Bus
  • Websites plus some office equipment

Contact Details

Marybell MacAuley
Project Co-ordinator

Tel:
01339 755467
Email:
info [at] royal-deeside [dot] org [dot] uk
Website:

Tags associated with Ballater (RD) Ltd:
Events/festivals, Tourist information, Transport

Last Updated: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 11:57