Community Groups

Amateur Dramatics

Meets on an occasional basis. Contact: Marilyn Baker Tel: 013397 41225

Archery Sessions

Information: Dave Torrance Tel: 013397 41549

Braemar Royal Highland Society

President: David Geddes, Tel: 013397 41654
Secretary: Sheena Fraser, Tel: 013397 56207
Further information: and

Braemar Rural

Meets Braemar Village Hall, 7.30 pm, third Thursday of the month all year. Contact: Susie Farquharson, Tel: 013397 41382

Braemar Tourism Group

A group promoting business opportunities through tourism. Contact: Sarah Hubbard, Tel: 013397 41675

Braemar Village Hall

Situated on Mar Road, Braemar. Used for public meetings, social activities,functions and entertainment. Well equipped stage and wi-fi. Bookings: Susan Farquharson. Email:
Tel: 013397 41220

Castleton Hall Community Centre Association

Treasurer/bookings: Susie Farquharson Tel: 013397 41382 / 07756 843544 Email:

Braemar Third Age Lunch Group

Contact: Carole Paterson, Tel: 07708 001798
Kathleen Kinsella, Tel: 013397 41309

Book Clubs

Braemar Book Club: Selena Hill, Tel: 07751 279843
Chapter Two: Susie Farquharson, Tel: 013397 41382
Dust Jackets: Mary Stark, Tel: 013397 41122

Bowling - Carpet Crathie

Takes place at Crathie ’new hall’. Open nights on Tuesdays at 7.00pm - all welcome.
Contact: Jim Stark, Tel: 013397 41122/07500 047 282

Bowling - Carpet Braemar

Castleton Hall, Mon 1.30 pm
Contact: John Kinsella, Tel: 013397 41309

Bowling Club - Outdoor

Glenshee Road. Open April to September. Club night on Mondays at 7pm. Junior and Adult sections. Visiting bowlers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Contact: John Kinsella,
Tel: 013397 41309

Braemar Local History Group

Regular meetings 3rd Sunday of every month Sept - Apr. Chair: Doug Anderson, Tel: 07585 122730
Archivist: Roger Sudworth, email:

Braemar Men’s Shed

Contact: Jim Stark Tel: 013397 41122 / 07500 047282
Email: Braemarmen’

Braemar Snow Sports Club

Membership open to all. Children within village very welcome. Contact: Fiona Lawrence, Tel: 07702 042 169

Community Garden

Communal gardening in the village. Contact: Aimi Blueman, Tel: 07725 001817


Sundays 7.15 - 9.00 pm in Castleton Hall Contact: Sue Sherrard, Tel: 013397 41516

Curling Club

Meets when suitable weather conditions prevail. Contact: Graeme McCabe, Tel: 013397 41959

Deeside Knitwits

Community knitting group that uses knitting to raise awareness and money for local charities. Meets every Tuesday, 2-4 pm, at Kindrochit Court. Contact: Rosy Wood, Tel: 013397 41003 / 07901 515209

Guide Sheiling

The Guide Sheiling on Broombank Terrace was demolished in Spring 2020. A fundraising campaign is in progress to rebuild a 28 bed facility for use of youth groups and the

Braemar Outdoor Group (BOG)

A BCL initiative working to maintain and enhance outdoor activities and access in the vicinity of Braemar.
Co-ordinator: Rhi Turner, Tel: 013397 41112 / 07939 344182

Highland Dancing

Highland Games Centre. Contact: Fay Jolly Tel: 07808 539041

Kindrochit Castle, Friends of

Contact: Pete Mulvey Tel: 013397 41079


Permanent courses at: Creag Choinnich; Linn of Dee Maps available online:


Wednesdays in the Highland Games Pavilion. Beginners 6.00 pm, Intermediate 6.30 pm Contact: Diane Wright, Tel: 07554 267712

Samba drumming

Contact: Marilyn Baker, Tel: 013397 41225 Email:

Saint Margaret’s, Braemar

Former Scottish Episcopal Church, now run by the St Margaret’s Trust as a performing arts and exhibition venue.

Scottish Country Dancing

Castleton Hall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm All levels welcome, no partner required. Contact: Marilyn Baker,
Tel: 013397 41225

Scouting Association

Thursdays weekly at Castleton Hall. Contact: Dave Torrance, Tel: 013397 41549


Castleton Hall. Contact: John Kinsella, Tel: 013397 41309

The Braemar News Group

Keeping Braemar informed of what is taking place in and around the village via the Buzzard newsletter and the Community Matters leaflet. Chair: Peter Mulvey, Tel: 013397 41079
Buzzard Editor: Liz Robertson, Tel: 013397 41030

Traditional Music Club - Blaeberries

Weekly, 7.30 pm. Open sessions. For joining information contact: Dave Sherrard, Tel: 013397 41516

Ukulele Group - G7

Friday evenings from 7.30pm. Open sessions. All levels welcome. Contact: Liz Robertson, Tel: 013397 41030

Walking Group

Contact: Richard Baker, Tel: 013397 41225

Walking for Health

Short, safe, social, local, low-level walks. Meet Mondays 10 am at the Mews. Contact: Sandra Stewart, Tel: 013397 41426

Braemar Pop-Up Pantry

Open 3-4 times a week (times posted on Braemar Community Facebook
page). Situated on Hillside Road in old Highland Society office.
Social enterprise venture supported by Cfine. Everybody welcome.
Contact: Carole Paterson, Tel: 07708 001798

Braemar Community Ltd (BCL)

A not for profit enterprise developing and operating projects for the community of Braemar. Membership is open to all residents of Braemar. Chair: Simon Blackett, Tel: 07971 287366

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