Community Matters

A weekly programme promoting our Deeside communities.

Click on the images for our programmes.

Banchory The town of Banchory lies 18 miles west of Aberdeen. Surrounded by lovely rural countryside and attractive hills Banchory is a great base for exploring Royal Deeside, the magnificent Cairngorms National Park and the stunning coastline of the northern Scotland. The river Feugh meets the river Dee in the beautiful setting of the Banchory Lodge Hotel. You can find out more about Banchory by visiting the Visit Banchory website.

Ballater sits in the heart of majestic Royal Deeside and is also located in the Cairngorms National Park, making it one of Scotland’s most scenic visitor spots. Visitors to this picturesque Victorian village can enjoy a range of accommodation, cosy cafes, quality restaurants, excellent shopping and great links to outdoor adventure, including hiking, climbing and skiing.  Golf can be played in the beautiful surroundings of the 18-hole Ballater golf club and fishing is available, with the appropriate permits, on the River Dee. For further information head to the website link

Programme 1 all about Ballater
Programme 2 – Eating and Drinking in Ballater

Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Braemar has its own community run castle, a Highland Games exhibition centre and the award winning Fife Arms Hotel.
Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests which contain abundant wildlife.

Click on the image to listen about Braemar Castle, the chocolate shop and St Margaret’s Church. Click the link below to access the website.

Welcome to Braemar – Braemar (

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