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Ballater (1866-1966)

Opened on the Aboyne and Braemar Railway.


This was the terminus of the Deeside line from Aberdeen.

This was a two platform station, the main platform (intended to be a through platform) and a bay platform at the east end. Space was left for an eastbound platform, which was never built. To the north of this was a large goods yard, approached from the east.

There was a large carriage shed at the east end, south of the line, also approached from the east.

The line was continued west to Bridge of Gairn, but this was not brought into use and no further stations were built to the west. A station building, offices of the company, was built in Braemar. To the east the line continued to Cambus O' May.

The original station was considerably smaller with a small station building and smaller goods yard. The station building was replaced with a much finer structure in timber. This survived closure but was burned down in 2015. The building has been rebuilt.

From 1904, the Great North of Scotland Railway operated a bus service to Braemar. A tourist route to Dinnet and Bellabeg, connecting with a bus from Alford, was introduced in 1907.


Visit Ballater
Balmoral Castle
Queen Victoria's Journals
Bike Station Ballater is located by the station.


Terminus footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67