The Ballater Local History Group (BLHG), was formed following a public meeting at the Albert Hall in Ballater on 30th January 2008 and since then we have attracted a large and growing membership. A Steering Committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Club and a Constitution was drafted and approved by our solicitor. Due to the efforts of dedicated history lovers in Ballater, BLHG was able to start from day one with a healthy archive of photographs and stories.


Particular thanks go to Bell MacAulay and Mike Franklin for their work on acquiring a significant collection of photographs and other items over the previous years which formed a sound foundation for BLHG’s archive. Following BLHG public meetings and presentations, the folk of Ballater have become enthused by what they’ve seen and many have generously provided us with copies of their old photos and other items for our growing archive an early addition of which, was the late the Lulu Gillies collection of photos and papers now copied to our archive.

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