Banchory Business Association having a ball

The new revived Banchory business Association has gone from strength to strength in the past twelve months.

The Association have now over 50 members, a new website, and has just set up their first Facebook page.

Now the Association is having its first ever Traders Ball, on Saturday, October 27, at the town’s Tor-Na -Coille Hotel.

The evening is a black tie event, and will feature a three course dinner, some table games, and dancing to the band, Slinky.

Each local business attending will take along a raffle prize, and funds raised on the night will go the the Banchory Christmas lights fund to help keep the town centre streets bright and colourful at Christmas.

There will be more events in the planning, and there will also be a more structured Christmas Lights Switch On evening planned for early December, with many local busineess’s taking part in the organising which will include a late night town shopping evening and Christnas Open nights with festive cheer.

The BBA meet at the Douglas Arms hotel and also have guest speakers, business advisors and social events.

New members are welcome and further information can be obtained from Angela Muir of Its Curtains For You, or Dick Taylor at Taylor’s of Banchory or Paul Panchaud of Attholl Countrywear.

Any local businees members, or new members, can also send any advertising material they may want placed on our Facebook page deesidephoto@

The Facebook page is open to members placing adverts, events or special offers any local business member may have on at any time.

The association already has an active networking scheme operating through this media.

Local member, Logan Sangster said:” The BBA is at its most vibrant I have ever seen it and it is great to see the dedicated committee do their best to try and keep the High Street alive and kicking.”