Resident publishes Ballater street stories

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A Royal Deeside resident is celebrating the publication of his fifth book, which is one of a series of stories based on Ballater roads.

‘Golf Road, Ballater’ follows on from local author Ian Cameron’s first book on the Deeside town entitled ‘Albert Road, Ballater’.

Mr Cameron said: “In Golf Road, Ballater I write of the buildings, the characters and the stories of how the road evolved, and how it came to be so named.”

The sub-title to the book is ‘Plus the Story of a Lost Bus Garage’.

Mr Cameron added: “This is most timely, as in fact the garage has been sold to be a Co-op Super market that will open in the New Year.

“The book goes on tell of Strachan’s’ red buses that operated from Golf Road for 40 years before being taken over by Alexander’s Northern buses.

“Alexander’s were in turn taken over by Stagecoach who have recently vacated the garage.”

The book also tells of the Army presence during World War Two.

A visit from the RAF and Ballater Golf Course also is brought into the story.

The author himself is a Ballater resident.

He will host a book signing at Deeside Books, Ballater, this Saturday, December 6, at 2pm.

Golf Road, Ballater, costing £6.99, can be purchased in local Ballater shops or