Ballater Floods wreak havoc on 30th December 2015.
Unprecedented Ballater floods caused householders to be evacuated.
Many residents lost everything they had, and were forced into temporary accommodation.
Roads were badly damaged, and emergency services called in.
Cambus O May suspension bridge was submerged and badly damaged by flood debris, leaving a large bend at mid span with many planks missing.
Remains of the green caravan that hit Ballater bridge
The Caravan site sustained massive damage.
Reflection on a dark day
Heavy Events are spectacles of amazing feats of strength. The competitors are known as Heavies. Heavies are the superstars of Scottish Highland Games.
Scottish Highland Games differ from Highland Games abroad where Heavy Events are more prominently featured.
Scottish Highland Games are also a festival of piping, Highland dress, races, pipe bands, tug o war, culture and highland dancing.
Braemar Gathering 2014
Braemar Gathering 2014 got off to a great start with a pleasant morning. In the afternoon The Gathering was hit by heavy rain, causing difficulties for the hill racers.
Fortunately the sun broke through before Her Majesty The Queen arrived, accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen accepts flowers watched by Prince Charles
Copyright Bill Bagshaw
The Royal Salute #BraemarGathering
A drummer enjoys the party atmosphere
Even The Heavies were forced to take cover from the rain Braemar Versammlung Schottland
Shot ! Putting The Stone 推铅球 苏格兰链球
Tug O War
Braemar Royal Highland Society 风笛
The Hill Race Sets Off
Police Pipe Band Drum Major Schottischer Tambourmajor Braemar Schottland
Raising The Caber
Tossing The Caber Baumstammwerfen
Tug o War overhead view
Haste Ye Back to Braemar Gathering
The stands await you for the next Braemar Gathering
Deeside Steam Vintage Rally
Deeside Steam Vintage Rally August 16-17th. Banchory and Crathes go back in time, as vintage steam powered vehicles take over.
Little and Large #DeesideVintageRally #DeesideSteamRally #DeesideSteamVintageRally
Steam Powered Vehicles Invade Banchory photos by Bill Bagshaw
Steam Engine close up #dsider
150th Ballater Highland Games massed Pipe Bands parade
150th Ballater Highland Games 14th August 2014. Massed Pipe Bands parade down Ballater High Street.
Ballaters Pipe Bands Drum Major signals a turn as massed pipe bands march into Monaltrie Park. #BallaterGames2014
Drum Major passes Ballater Church as massed pipe bands parade down Ballater High Street on the occasion of the 150th Ballater Games in 2014
Massed pipe band passes Ballater Station #Ballater #BallaterStation #BallaterHighlandGames