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Ballater Halls
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friday july 5

victoria and albert halls, ballater

sees the return of popular fiddler and composer Alastair Savage, this time in the company of Pete Clark, director of the annual Niel Gow festival in Dunkeld and Birnam, a musical celebration of the life of one of Scotland’s greatest fiddlers. Playing with them will be Euan Drysdale on guitar and piano in a feast of music by Niel Gow, James Scott Skinner as well as some of Alastair’s own compositions.

friday july 3

Alastair savage trio

Scottish Fiddle Music. Alastair Savage; Fiddle, Iain Crawford; Bass, Euan Drysdale; Guitar. Traditional and New Scots music. Sound clips at:


Tornaveen Hall Friday July 3 at 7.30pm. £9. Tickets from Geoff on 013398 83527 or Gill 013398 83631 or on the door. Under 18s FREE! BYOB. Tornaveen Hall is on the B9119 from Westhill to Tarland.


banchory lions book fair

The Banchory Lions Book Fair will be held this Saturday July 4 in Banchory Town Hall from 10am till 12noon.

We have over 4,000 quality used books to choose from, all at just 50p a book. And our wide selection of Children’s books are just 10p each.

All the money raised at the book sale goes towards helping many local community organisations, individuals, clubs and charities.

For more information about the book sales, or about Banchory Lions and what we do, just pop into the Town Hall this Saturday and chat to a Lions member, or call 01330 823795 or 01339 82214.

july 5

rifle club bingo night

The British Legion Ballater Branch Rifle Club are holding a bingo night in the Glenaden (Barrel) Hotel on Sunday July 5 at 4.30pm, refreshments at interval.

July 5-15

camp breakdown break down

Venue: Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden. The camp will include orientation - sauna whisking - Deep Listening - discussions walks - embodied exercises - workshops - presentations excursions - performance - re-wilding - expanding empathic capacity. Visit www.breakdownbreakdown.net/camp for more information.

july 18 - august 11


Art Exhibition in the Victory Hall, Aboyne. Open daily from 10am to 8pm. All welcome.

july 10

The Jungle Book

Crathes Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are visiting Crathes Castle with one of their most popular family shows: The Jungle Book.

Friday July 10, 6.30pm. Tickets and Information from, Pdf Productions (0131) 629 6003 or www.pdfproductions.co.uk. National Trust Scotland www.nts.org.uk

See Tickets (0871) 220 0260 or www.seetickets.com. Adult £14 / Child £10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £42

10% discount for parties of 10 or more

Gates open at 5.30pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Performance will go ahead in all but the worst weather.

This year marks Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s 16th year of touring UK and Ireland, bringing to life some of literature’s best loved classics in magical outdoor performances that are great fun for all the family.

This summer Chapterhouse will be touring with 6 fantastic shows; Jane Eyre, The Jungle Book, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Garden and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

Chapterhouse will also be visiting other venues with various performances throughout the summer.

Thursday, July 2

More summer music at The Deeside Inn, Ballater:

An evening with Puerto Rican singer songwriter Gabriel Rios who enjoyed a three year residency at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York and has had number one hits across Europe – before you say you’ve never heard of him! Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £8.00.

sunday july 26

victoria and albert halls, ballater

our afternoon Tea Party will welcome youngsters from the annual Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Coastline – 15 youngsters, 12 fiddles 2 cellos and a piano add up to a brilliant afternoon of music and indulgence! Bring your own wine if you wish! Tickets £10/£8 concessions old and young available from Yule’s Newsagents, further information phone 013397 55745.