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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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. 

Good News on Station Wood

The Scottish Land Fund have awarded Crathes Public Hall Trust £22,515,  which allows the trust to buy Station Wood from the National Trust for Scotland for a community woodland.

“We are delighted to be awarded this Scottish Land Fund grant which will enable us to purchase the woodland surrounding our current and future community hall for events such as barbecues, picnics, children’s nature clubs and to use as an outside space for hall weddings and for short walks, relaxation and meditation. The community have enthusiastically supported this project and are keen to get involved in planting trees and a hedge as well as organising activities in the wood.”
Moira Hamilton, Convener, Board of Trustees, Crathes Public Hall Trust.


hire the hall

New Rates from 1 April 2022

The revised 2022 rates are:

Hourly Rate: Monday - Friday:  £16.50

Hourly Rate: Saturday and Sunday: £20

Reduced Hourly Rate for regular weekly groups: £15

Evening Function £200 + £100 deposit

Wedding (2 day hire)  £500 + £100 deposit

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


Festival of Crafts Unique to Scotland

21 May 2022 • 10.00am - 4.00pm

Our quality fairs offer a wide range of handcrafted items made by local artists authors and crafters from the North East of Scotland who will be happy to talk to you at the fair.

On exhibition and for sale will be fabric goods, fused glass, designer bags, woodcraft, photography, jewellery, art, books, kiddies knitwear, handmade toiletries, leatherwork, silk scarves and more.

Focus Craft Fairs support: Guide Dogs Scotland SCO38979 & Alzheimers Scotland SCO22315

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

10 June 2022 • Doors 7.30pm

Tickets: Adults £20 •Children £10

Contact Jen McHattie on 07815 412742 or

 World-renowned musicians Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern, stop off at Crathes Hall as part of their “World Tour of Scotland”. Described by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the world’s top 50 guitarists, Tony McManus is joined by Julia, whose “bell like voice and her filigree fiddle playing are thrilling".

The Crathes Ball 


Saturday,1 October 2022.

After numerous "Covid" postponements, come and enjoy an elegant formal evening in one of Aberdeen's finest hotels.

Enjoy welcome drinks and canapes before sitting down to a two course dinner before dancing the night away to probably the best function band around - the unmissable Slinky.

Take part in the auction and raffle as all money raised will go towards building the new Community Hall at Crathes.


Please contact: Neil McHattie on 07980 618890  or  to reserve you place or ask for more information.