Welcome to Braemar

Pipe Bands and Dancing displays

Highland Dancing and Pipe Band displays in the village throughout the summer

Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and close to Balmoral castle in Royal Deeside. Our lovely village is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, beautiful glens containing ancient pine forests which contain abundant wildlife. The village has a good range of accommodation options, independent and boutique shops plus some fine places to eat out.

A monthly guide of where to eat and drink is available here And a guide to what's on this month is available by clicking here

Looking for a log cabin, cosy B&B, camping site or friendly hostel? Then check all the accommodation options here

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The Ballater and District Pipe Band is also playing in the village tomorrow (Sunday 31st July) from 2pm - 4pm ...

Events at this years Gathering - Massed Pipe Bands

Well only 5 weeks to go till this years Braemar Gathering.

Amongst those attending are 12 Pipe Bands from across the country. Whilst we have many old favourites, this year we also have three bands taking part for the first time;

Banchory RBL Pipe Band,
The Isle of Cumbrae RBLS Pipe Band,
The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Artillery who will be here to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Regiment.

The full line up is;

Ballater and District Pipe band
Banchory RBL Pipe Band
Ellon RBL Pipe Band
Fraserburgh RBL Pipe Band
Huntly and District Pipe Band
Inverurie Pipe Band
Isle of Cumbrae RBLS
Kintore Pipe Band
Lonach Pipe band
Perth and District Pipe Band
Turriff Pipe Band
The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Artillery

The Massed Pipe Bands will be at 12 noon and 3pm. Led by Drum Major Roland Stuart, they are a great spectacle and one not to be missed.

The Bands also compete in the arena for the best band at the Braemar Gathering, last years winners of the Royal Highland Society Shield were Huntly and District Pipe Band.

The Braemar Gathering in on Saturday the 3rd September 2016

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Upcoming events

July 31, 2016
  • Pipe Band Displays
    2:00 pm4:00 pm, July 31, 2016
    Braemar village centre

    Pipe band displays from Upper Deeside will perform each Sunday throughout the summer

August 2, 2016
  • AIYF Vivaldi Strings from USA
    7:30 pm10:00 pm, August 2, 2016
    St Margaret’s Church, Braemar, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5YP, UK

    Aberdeen International Youth Festival – Vivaldi Strings from USA

  • History Group Guided Walk
    8:00 pm9:00 pm, August 2, 2016
    Starts outside Invercauld Arms Hotel

    Free guided walk around the village giving a fascinating insight into Braemar's heritage

August 3, 2016
  • History Group Guided Walk
    3:00 pm4:00 pm, August 3, 2016
    Starts outside Invercauld Arms Hotel

    Free guided walk around the village giving a fascinating insight into Braemar's heritage