To celebrate the Scottish Year of Nature 2013 Banchory is holding a River Festival during the weekend 7 - 9th June.


A new daily bus service from Banchory to Lathallan School, Johnshaven is commencing on Tuesday 16 April. Leaving at 7.40am from Bellfield Car Park, Dee Street, Banchory and returning each day at 5.55pm.

Banchory is going Fairtrade! Many individuals and groups in the community have supported Fairtrade for years. Now it is time to expand on this and for Banchory to work towards being awarded a place on the growing list of Fairtrade Towns. So find out more and TAKE A STEP!

The Banchory Community Newsletter is being delivered to most home in Banchory over the coming weeks.

A PDF version of the winter 2012 newletter is available here

Banchory Young Mums Group are appealing to the local community, groups and individuals to donate individual items or complete backpacks towards this appeal. These backpacks will be given to some of the poorest children in the world. This is a companion project to Mary's Meals.

Community Ward Forums – Why not come along?

Marr Area Partnership, a local independent community development organisation, runs quarterly community ward forums in the Banchory area. All local community groups, charities, churches, community halls, youth groups, parent councils, community councils and business associations are welcome to attend as well as agencies/service providers (eg. Grampian Police, NHS Grampian, Community Learning and Development, Aberdeenshire Council).

Banchory and District Round Table Open for New Recruits

I love running. It can be healthy and a lot of fun, all at the same time.

On Friday 20th July from 10.00 until 1.00, a range of free activities will be on offer in the Library, Museum and Banchory VisitScotland Information Centre.


Round Table is offering young men leaving the Army, RAF and Navy six month’s free membership* to help service leavers make the difficult transition into civilian life.


Joy for local volunteer service as they are confirmed ‘Committed to Excellence’ winners at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence

Four days of celebration starts on Saturday 2nd June
Residents of Banchory are invited to join the Queen's Jubilee celebration in the Bellfield Park on June 4th from 7.30 - 10.30pm

The Banchory & District Initiative (BDI) will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm in the Douglas Arms Hotel. BDI is a charitable 'anchor' organisation that was formed almost ten years ago to support groups that were involved in developing new community facilities.

Bonnie Banchory is calling on the people of  Banchory to show their community spirit and come out to blitz the litter as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean on Sunday, May 6th.

The SSPCA Diamond Jubilee Companion Dog Show will be held on Sunday 3rd June from 12.30pm in Banchory Bellfield Park.

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What a treat is in store for fans of Banchory Singers.

This mixed voice choir now numbers 67 members of various ages from young adults upwards. Their forthcoming concert, An Evening with Banchory Singers, at Banchory Town Hall on 26th May will include a variety of music from light hearted to slightly more thoughtful.

There will be something in the programme for all.

Doors open at 7 pm with the concert begining at 7.30 pm.

Tickets which are available from choir members or Banchory Library are £5 concession; £8 Adult & £17 Family. Concert goers are reminded to take along their own refreshments.

Banchory's King George V Community Projects group is pleased to have received almost £20,000 in funding to further develop its plans to construct a new community hub in Banchory town centre.
Scolty Woodland Park Association is a voluntary group which aims to safeguard the woodland environment. We urgently need volunteers to help us out. No special skills required just an enthusiasm for the outdoors. Please contact Elsa Brown on 01330 820116

Bonnie Banchory announce annual Community Spring Clean date

The date has been set for the next Community Litter Pick in Banchory which is part of the annual Keep Scotland Beautiful National Spring Clean event held across Scotland.

It will be Sunday 6th May from 2pm-4pm

Girlguiding Banchory are holding an Open Morning 10am to 12noon on Saturday 28th January.

We will be having displays from the various Sections - Rainbows, Brownies, and Guides to let everyone see what Girlguiding does in the 21st Century and the opportunities available for all females from 5 to 105.

Come and have a cup of coffee, homebake and a chat.

As men across Kincardineshire start to think about making New Year’s resolutions, Banchory Round Table has released its definitive guide to the top male accomplishments to achieve before reaching the age of 40.

Hill of Banchory School's recent Christmas Fayre was a huge success raising over £3,800 on the night.
Breakneck Comedy is currently fastest growing Comedy Club in Scotland.  We are pleased to announced that we have a brand new monthly show in Banchory at Club Mondo and would like to invite you to attend.

Great turn out for bulb planting marathon in Banchory
Classes scheduled to run at Banchory Community Centre from the 4th November
Tease and Continental Creams will be open on Bonfire Night
The 2011/12 programme starts 31st October
at Banchory Cycles
Breakneck Comedy Club (Aberdeen's Premier Comedy Club) is Launching a Monthly Comedy Show at Club Mondo!
In an effort to help men though one of the most stressful days of their life, Banchory Round Table has released its definitive guide to writing the best man’s speech.
Get digging with Bonnie Banchory's Spring planting Sunday 30th October

Banchory and Mid Deeside Councillor, Jill Webster, is encouraging residents to reduce waste and recycle as much as possible.

Rev Tony Stephen appointed as minister to Banchory Ternan West Church
Join a choir & raise your voice with singers aged 16 to 80+.

The most nervous person at a wedding is often not the blushing bride or awaiting groom, but the man who has the hardest act to deliver – the best man. 

Banchory Energy Reduction Initiative  (BERI),  are looking at ways that the bus services between Banchory and Aberdeen can be improved  and sending this information onto the bus companies. 
Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people of Banchory to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party this summer.

As part of this year's St Ternan's Fair, the Fair committee held a crafting competition in partnership with local award-winning craft shop, Meg's Attic.

Banchory’s Raemoir Trout Fishery is sponsoring the erection of an osprey nest platform.

Banchory Pedallers have produced a leaflet to show quiet cycle routes in and around Banchory.

Banchory Energy Reduction Initiative is looking for views on bus routes to Aberdeen.  

The popular BBC2 daytime antiques show Flog It! presented by Paul Martin is coming to Crathes Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire for a valuation day next Thursday 16th June from 09:30 – 16:00.

As part of the St Ternan's Fair Events St Ternans Lodge of Freemasons, Mount Street, Banchory are holding an Open Day on June 11th.
Once again, St Ternan’s Fair is offering locals and visitors the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at some activities that they may not have had chance to experience before.
Long running community choir the Banchory Singers are getting set to stage their annual Spring Concert at 7.30 pm in Banchory Town Hall on Saturday 4th June, 2011.

Are you a local business who would like more people to know what you have to offer?  Are you raising money for a charity or cause?

The Bonnie Banchory team would like to thank the few volunteers who braved the weather last Sunday afternoon to take action against litter.

In partnership with Meg's Attic in Banchory, St Ternan's Fair is running a new competition for local crafters.

Bonnie Banchory is calling on the people of the Deeside town to show their community spirit and come out to blitz the litter and join in with Beautiful Scotland's National Spring Clean on Sunday, May 8th.

The Scottish Ambulance Service is participating in a year-long pilot, through the Better Together Programme, which is encouraging more feedback from patients and their carers.

The Boxroom, home to the Magpie Furniture Reuse Project, will close for refurbishment from 15th to 22nd April. There will be a  half-price sale from Monday 4th April for 10 days

The police want your views on the success of their new community focussed policing model.

Aberdeenshire Council's Local Transport Strategy is currently under review and they are looking for your views on what the future transport priorities should be in Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeenshire Council has produced a traffic management report for Banchory.

Grampian Police will be holding a series of mobile surgeries in the Banchory area to allow members of the community the opportunity to visit the mobile Police office on an informal basis and to speak with local officers regarding concerns or issues they may have.

Banchory and District Initiative have produced a new edition of the Community Newsletter.  

Visitors to Banchory Library will now be able to see the Silver Award certificate presented to Bonnie Banchory (BB) by Keep Scotland Beautiful for their entry into the 2010 Scotland in Bloom Campaign.

BERI is holding a Green Living Open Weekend on Saturday 19th - visit houses with renewable energy.  Please book this at

On the same day BERI is also hosting a  Renewable Energy Fair at Banchory Town hall from 10am to 2pm.

The software for the Banchory Websites is currently being upgraded.  

Would you love to ride you bike to work but think it’s too far? Think the bus is a great way to get around but don’t want to walk or drive to the bus stop? Want to ride to your destination but find that part of your journey is along roads that you don’t feel confident cycling along?

The ideas developed by RGU students for a Masterplan for Banchory have been published in a booklet.