Further Information

Tourist Board recommended accommodation

Local attractions
General attractions in Aberdeenshire, including Deeside

General Events Calendar
Events on Deeside

Ballater Walking Week (held annually in May)

Public transport

  • Bus: Aberdeen-Braemar and infrequent seasonal service Pitlochry-Braemar: tel. Stagecoach Bluebird (01224) 212266. Rail: Aberdeen Railway station. Air: Aberdeen Airport (01224 722331)

Books and Maps
Usually available from newsagents or outdoor shops in Aberdeen, Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar. For particular information on outdoor activities see this sites section on "What to do" - walking, cycling, skiing, climbing etc

Local History and Folklore books

  • Geddes, Jane: Deeside and the Mearns: an architectural guide. The Rutland Press 2001
  • Murray, Ian: In the Shadow of Lochnagar. Lochnagar Publications & Marketing 1992. 
  • Smith, Robert: A Queen's Country. Perthshire: Pioneer Associates Ltd. 2000


  • Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:50 000 Landranger: 37 (Strathdon) 44 (Ballater and Glen Clova) 43 (Braemar and Blair Atholl)
  • Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25000 Outdoor Leisure: 3 (The Cairngorms)
  • Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25 000 Explorer: 395 (Glen Tanar), 388 (Lochnagar, Glen Muick and Glen Clova)
  • Harvey 1:25 000: Superwalker; Lochnagar

Click here for Ordnance Survey website.


  • The Cairngorm Glens Book 1,Peter D Koch, Osborne pub. Cicerone Press, 1991
  • The Cairngorms, Adam Watson, Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1992
  • Scottish Hill Tracks (fourth edition), 1999, Scottish Rights of Way Society,
    Scotways, 24 Annandale Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4AN
  • Heading for the Scottish Hills, Scottish Mountaineering Trust on behalf of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Scottish Landowners Federation.

Mountain Rescue
Braemar Mountain Rescue Team

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