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More buses for popular Deeside Beer Festival

01 Aug 2017

Stagecoach North Scotland is supporting the Banchory Beer Festival again in 2017 with additional services operating from the festival to Aberdeen, Aboyne and Ballater. 

Banchory Beer Festival is now in its third year and is set to be the biggest festival yet and will take place at the Deeside Rugby Pitches from 11 until 13 August. An expected 5,000 visitors are set to enjoy the craft beers, street food and live entertainment over the weekend and as a result more transport options have been added for festival-goers.

Buses between Aberdeen and Banchory Beer Festival will operate every 30 minutes during the day on Friday and Saturday and festival goers visiting on the family friendly Sunday will benefit from an hourly service to/from Aberdeen. An additional late night service on both Friday and Saturday nights will depart Banchory at 00.15 for Aberdeen. This journey returns for the second consecutive year after proving extremely popular with festival goers in 2016. 

Those visiting from Aboyne and Ballater can also travel to the festival by bus using the hourly service on Friday and Saturday or buses every 2 hours on Sunday. An additional late night service departing Banchory at 23.15 has been added to the standard timetable to Aboyne and Ballater for those staying to enjoy the evening entertainment. The last bus to Ballater will depart the Festival at 00.02.

Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: "It is fantastic to see this local festival going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to continue to provide additional transport options over the weekend for those visiting."

Mungo Findlayson, Co-founder and Operations Director for Banchory Beer Festival said: “It’s great to be working with Stagecoach again this year to provide a transport link to all our festival goers. With the bus stop so close to the festival site it makes sense to leave the car at home and use the Stagecoach bus service.”

For more information or to download the bus timetables for the Banchory Beer Festival, just click here. Tickets are still available for the festival at