Ballater (RD) Ltd (or BRD) is a Scottish registered Charity and Company limited by Guarantee. It aims to utilise best practice to build capacity in the community; to undertake projects designed to sustain the local economy; to promote a sense of pride in the burgh of Ballater and surrounding area. BRD uses voluntary skills from within the communities. It has received private donations and public funding support from many sources, some of which are detailed on another page.
BRD has initiated several successful promotional projects including Royal Deeside Walking Festival and supported many others including this web-site. It is involved with Community Woodland, assessing community needs and local history. It is responsible for running the valuable community bus service which is manned by MiDAS-trained local volunteers. A guide to our activities is given below.
BRD is a member of the Royal Deeside Partnership and the Development Trust Association Scotland
Ballater (RD) Ltd, or simply BRD, has helped many local projects both practically and financially. Some, like the Ballater Eagle, Ballater Victoria Week and the Geddes Project are well established with their own organising committees. Others, some of which are listed below, continue to be part of BRD’s commitments and we take a major part in both organising them and raising the necessary funds.
One Voice Our Future (BOVOF)
Deeside and Ballater website
However, the project would have been a major undertaking and had two important constraints – it must be self-financing and it must not undermine the village halls. The group has carried out numerous study trips to similar centres in the east of Scotland and in 2005 commissioned a Feasibility Study which reported favourably. In 2011 the property was offered by Aberdeenshire Council to the North East Scotland Preservation Trust which, jointly with BRD, commissioned and Options Appraisal Study. This study returned a pessimistic report which indicated that in the current financial climate, they appeared few viable options.
In October 2011 a BRD steering group published a brief report on the actions taken to that date and the issues involved. A pdf version of this report (0.6Mb) can be downloaded.
BRD is part of the Royal Deeside Partnership. We acknowledge the help and support received from Cairngorms National Park Authority, Leader, Aberdeenshire Council and Marr Area Partnership.
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