Join Us!

Crathes Public Hall Trust has changed its constitution to become a membership organisation.
Membership is FREE and open to anyone over 16 who supports the hall and lives in Crathes or the surrounding AB31 postcode area.
Become a member and have a say. More members will help us with funding applications for the new hall.

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Community Consultation


Crathes Public Hall Trust are talking to The National Trust for Scotland about the possibility of purchasing Station Wood, which is the 2.2 acres of woodland that surrounds the hall and the car park.

This would create a community woodland for outdoor hall and community activities. There are various ideas as to how it could be used but it is important to find out from the community if you support this plan and if you have ideas for its use.

We may be able to access funding if the community support this plan. We welcome any comments and ideas, so we had a community consultation at the hall on Saturday 6th November where attendees were invited to complete a questionnaire. If you  would like to access the questionnaire, it can be found here

or to find out more, email any queries to:

The Hall

Crathes Public Hall is a wood-lined village hall just west of Crathes Crossroads (junction of the A93 North Deeside Road and A957 Stonehaven Road), three miles east of Banchory.

Originally built in 1929, the hall has been improved and extended in 2001 and 2012 . The hall is available for weddings, parties, concerts, jumble sales, dances, lessons, club meetings etc. ​​

The hall is 16 metres by 9 metres. Car parking currently exists for approximately forty cars.

The Hall Is a Scottish registered Charity with OSCR ( Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) and is run by a Board of Trustees, who are all volunteers from the local area.

After a community consultation in June 2017 and a feasibility study,  plans have recently been passed for the construction of a new hall fit for the 21st Century. 

hire the hall

You can hire the hall for your own event. The 2021 rates are:

Hourly Rate  £13

Evening Function £150 + £100 deposit

Wedding (2 day hire)  £250 + £100 deposit

Go to the Booking section to check availability or to make a booking


switching on the lights

10 December 2021 at 5pm

Children bring your own (small!) decorations to put on the tree.

Carol singing. Mince pies - bring your own hot drinks.

If the weather is bad it will take place on Saturday 11 December.


Closes Saturday 18 December

Our talented treasurer Mike has made some beautiful wooden chopping/serving boards to raise funds for our new hall by online auction. Hand made from European Oak and Wenge wood they will be on display at the Fly on Saturday 4 December.

If you would like to bid for one of these unique pieces please email:

stating which board you are interested in and your bid (guide price £40). 
No.1 is the largest zigzag piece, No. 2 is the oval zigzag and No. 3 is the smaller rectangular chequered design.


1 October 2022


Drinks and canapés on arrival; two course dinner with coffee etc.

Contact: Neil McHattie on 07980 618890  or

An elegant formal evening at Aberdeen's best hotel. Live music from the unmissable Slinky.

All money raised will go towards building the new Community Hall at Crathes.