Welcome to Braemar

Creag Choinnich Nature Trail has recently had a new hide installed. Follows the trails to discover it. A great activity for young families as the forest bursts into life after the winter

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. The latest monthly guide is 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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This Saturday at Braemar Gallery - we welcome Xan Tyler!Looking forward to welcoming Xan Tyler to Braemar this Saturday, with support from Warren Starry Sky - please reserve tickets by contacting Andrew Braidwood or Braemar Gallery ...

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4 days ago

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Tonight..!St Margaret’s is proud to be supporting an up and coming artist, Angus Upton. Angus otherwise known as ‘Youth Team’ is a local talent and we are delighted to host his 1st live performance. His music is a mixture of electronic and instrumental and mostly created on his laptop. He features on the BBC Radio Scotland’s Top 25 to Watch 2019 and will be showcased at the XpoNorth 2019 in July.


Saturday 18th May
£5 - tickets available now and on the door


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Upcoming events

May 22, 2019
  • History Walk
    3:00 pm4:30 pm, May 22, 2019

    Afternoon history walk in Braemar village led by local historians.

May 25, 2019
  • Way Through a Journey of Hope and Inspiration - Alison Chandler Exhibition "Meet the Artist" Session 1
    2:00 pm4:00 pm, May 25, 2019

    Join us to experience an art exhibition that invites you to walk with Alison Chandler through her personal journey as she creates art for the first time in her life to use a therapeutic tool to find her way through cancer and subsequently, following a full recovery, opening a new chapter for herself as an artist. 

    There will be two “ Meet the artist “ talk and discussion sessions , free and no booking required

    Session 1 – 11am – 2.30 pm Sat 4th May
    Session2 – 2pm – 4 pm Sat 26th may

  • Mel Shand Talk
    2:30 pm4:00 pm, May 25, 2019
    Fife Arms

    An illustrated talk with artist Mel Shand

    25 May 2019, 2.30 – 4 PM
    Artist Mel Shand successfully combines living and working in the Aberdeenshire countryside, actively moving between her many roles as painter, photographer, producer, publisher, gamekeeper’s wife and Director of the River Dee Trust.
    Mel’s work is constantly inspired by her surroundings and the River Dee plays a significant role within her work. She has published several books about the local area and the people who populate the life of the river, which will form the focus of this informative and highly recommended talk taking place in our Brae Room.
    Tickets are complimentary and can be booked on the Fife website

  • Transatlantic Connections
    7:00 pm9:00 pm, May 25, 2019
    St. Margaret's Braemar, Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ, UK

    Fiona Kennedy, singer, songwriter and producer will once again host the tremendously successful ‘Transatlantic Connections” for the fourth year running at St. Margaret’s, Braemar on Saturday 25th May. She will welcome guest singer-songwriter Verlon Thompson from Oklahoma.

    This is a fundraising event possible due to the generosity of the performers and all proceeds will go to the ongoing development of St. Margaret’s Project into a renowned, high quality heritage, culture and arts venue.

    Free Drink 7 pm

    Performance 7.30 pm

    Price £18/£15