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Photos of the main towns and villages along the River Dee from Banchory westwards to Braemar with villages bordering the north and south sides of the river such as Torphins and Tarland to Strachan on the south.
Ballater Station Fire xcv7893jhp 
 Ballater Old Station Fire total destruction burnt Deeside Scottish Aberdeenshire town some 40 miles west of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. The station was opened in 1866 and closed 100 years later in 1966 following the Beeching Cuts. The Station was as far as the Deeside Railway extended from Aberdeen and allowed Queen Victoria easier access to Balmoral Castle than previously travelling overland from Edzell. It was later used by HM Queen Elizabeth on her annual holidays at the Castle until the Station was closed when the railway line was disbanded in 1966.

Unfortunately during the week of 10th May 2015 a fire has all but destroyed the wooden building as can be seen in this photograph, including the Waiting Room Museum, the restaurant area, some small businesses although a replica railway carriage as used by Queen Victoria was saved. The future of the station is uncertain but as a central part of the tourist experience in the town it will be a major loss. Ballater lies to the north of the River Dee it is a popular tourist centre for visitors travelling the length of this beautiful valley going southwards to Perth, visiting Balmoral Castle or Crathie Kirk or as a stopover before venturing northwards over the Lecht to Inverness. 
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Collection: Deeside Towns and Villages
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Ballater Station Fire xcv7893jhp
Upload Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Ballater Old Station Fire total destruction burnt Deeside Scottish Aberdeenshire

town some 40 miles west of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. The station was opened in 1866 and closed 100 years later in 1966 following the Beeching Cuts. The Station was as far as the Deeside Railway extended from Aberdeen and allowed Queen Victoria easier access to Balmoral Castle than previously travelling overland from Edzell. It was later used by HM Queen Elizabeth on her annual holidays at the Castle until the Station was closed when the railway line was disbanded in 1966.

Unfortunately during the week of 10th May 2015 a fire has all but destroyed the wooden building as can be seen in this photograph, including the Waiting Room Museum, the restaurant area, some small businesses although a replica railway carriage as used by Queen Victoria was saved. The future of the station is uncertain but as a central part of the tourist experience in the town it will be a major loss. Ballater lies to the north of the River Dee it is a popular tourist centre for visitors travelling the length of this beautiful valley going southwards to Perth, visiting Balmoral Castle or Crathie Kirk or as a stopover before venturing northwards over the Lecht to Inverness.
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