Community Information

Braemar Community Council

Braemar Community Council is an elected body to serve the views of the community and is your link to Aberdeenshire Council.

The councillors are as follows;  Alasdair Colquhoun (Chair) , John Torrance, Shaila Daniels, Aimi Blueman, David Sherrard and Elliot Perkins.  The meetings are also attended by Aberdeenshire Councillor Geva Blackett. Councillor Blackett is also a board member of the Cairngorms National Park. PC Jeff Hall also attends the meetings.

Any member of the public who wishes to raise a matter at the meeting should please submit this in writing prior to the meeting  At the meeting they may then be asked to talk on the subject.

Minutes of community meetings are available to view here

The revised Community Action Plan (CAP) is available to view here

Braemar Community Limited

Braemar Community Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish charity. It was formed in 2004 to undertake the development and operation of major local projects that would benefit the community. Projects underway or completed include the development and operation of Braemar Castle as a visitor attraction, the building of two footbridges, the restoration of Auchtavan crofting settlement and the development of a hydro power scheme at Corriemulzie. An application form and guidance notes for the 2021 Hydro Community Benefit Fund is available here.  Applications open in mid January 2021 and close on 28th February 2021.

All residents of the community are encouraged to join the Company. Membership is free and the form for joining can be downloaded here. All members receive a free entry to Braemar Castle.

The board of directors comprise of Simon Blackett, David Chandler, Glenn Perkins, Rhi Turner, Jim Stark, Aimi Blueman and Doreen Wood.

Braemar Community Housing Project

Braemar Community Ltd, is working with community housing specialists Rural Housing Scotland to build fifteen affordable homes for rent and one serviced self-build plot on the area of ground between Kindrochit Court and Tomrichton Woods. Construction of the homes, which will be built with high levels of insulation to deal with Braemar’s cold winters, will include the creation of a new access road from Cluniebank Road (Golf Course Road) and attractive landscaping with a distinct Braemar ‘feel’.

For more details and regular updates visit Rural Housing Scotland’s dedicated project page –

If you are interested in living in one of the new homes, or building your own home on the self-build plot, contact project development officer, Sam Foster at or on 07421 369263

Web links to community organisations, societies, clubs etc. 

Braemar Village Hall

Braemar Mountain Festival

St Margarets Church

Braemar Coat of Arms

Braemar Buzzard – newsletter published every quarter.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team

Braemar Parish Church

Braemar Walkers link to blog here

Braemar Local History Group

Braemar Health Centre

Braemar Primary School