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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 269 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BALLATER (Gaelic for " the town on a sloping hill "), a village in the parish of Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 670 ft. above the sea, on the left bank of the Dee, here crossed by a fine bridge, 434 m.' by rail W. by S. of Aberdeen. It is the terminus of the Deeside railway and the station for Balmoral, 9 M. to the W. Founded in 1770 to provide accommodation for the visitors to the mineral wells of Pannanich, 12 m. to the E., it has since become a popular summer resort. It contains the Albert Memorial Hall and the barracks for the sovereign's body-guard, used when the king is in residence at Balmoral. Red granite is the chief building material of the houses. Ballatrich farm, where Byron spent part of his boyhood, lies some 4 M. to the E. Ballater has a mean temperature of 44.6° F., and an average annual rainfall of 33.4 in.
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