Not the end of the line yet for old Deeside bus station

Braemar bus station property
Braemar bus station property

A converted Upper Deeside bus station could be the next stop for prospective buyers after being put on the market for offers over £110,000.

Braemar’s former bus station was once the village’s transport hub, as residents relied on the omnibus to get around Deeside and into Aberdeen.

Whilst the area was well served by the now-defunct Deeside Railway, trains terminated at Ballater with buses completeing the journey onwards to Braemar.

It is thought that it was due to Queen Victoria that the Deeside Railway did not extend that far, as she was worried about the line running close to her Scottish home at Balmoral.

Current owner, David Hagan, took on the challenge of renovating the historic building in 2006. The terminal had fallen into a state of disrepair after the closure of the Deeside Railway line in the 1960s.

The property now consists of a two fully renovated flats. Property developer Mr Hagan has now put the ground floor flat up for sale.

He said: “We have retained the original character of the building but it was in a pretty awful state when we bought it. However, it is amazing what a bit of care can do.

“I am retiring after many years in property management and will be living in Perthshire hence the reason for the sale.”