50/100 mile challenge

Well done to all the superstars who walked, ran or cycled for the Crathes Hall May Challenge. You have:

Walked: 1,415.51 miles

Ran: 100 miles

Cycled: 882.2 miles

And for all the generous donations which totalled £1872.50,

thank you, thank you, thank you!

Other Fundraising News

In June, a local resident - Geoff Knight - ran just over 50km, mainly on trails, from Bennachie to Banchory to help raise funds for Crathes Hall!

Click on the link below for further information:

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. 

New Hall Update

March 2021

Since our last communication, the Fundraising Group has been working hard behind the scenes.

Two anonymous donations totalling £15,000 have been received which is tremendously encouraging as it tells us that there are people out there who are willing to support our project, even though it is still very early days, and we have a long way to go!

Our new Virgin Money Giving page is up and running and can be found here:

It is an excellent way of contributing, however much you can spare, as it enables the hall to gain the Gift Aid contribution from HMRC as well! 

Other fundraising opportunities include the Easy Fundraising site that enables you to contribute via the companies you use when doing on-line shopping. It is all set up, all you need do is log into the link, register and shop away!

The companies that are signed up to the page, will give us a donation for every purchase made through their site. What could be easier!!

See this very short video that explains how it works.


We are determined to see the new hall become a reality and a hub for the community of Crathes.  This is a real opportunity to create something that will serve the Community and beyond for many years to come.

If you would like to help, please make contact with us through any of the options on the CONTACT page.

We look forward to hearing from you.




postponed until Spring/Summer 2022


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

Contact: Neil McHattie on 07980 618890  or neil@crathes.com

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.