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English nameBallater
Gaelic nameBealadair
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Location and type of place name

LocationAberdeenshire
Local authorityAberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBALLATER
Postcode areaAB35
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO364956
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesBeal'tair or Bealadair Watson in Dwelly
Ballater in Braemar is Bealdair: MS notes Watson

Bealtair is commoner than Bealadair: Diack letter 1st Jan 1912
Byalter (two syllables, lingering on l)
It is Bealadair (sometimes contracted to Beal'dair) pronounced Byal-ater.... The word is no doubt explained by the old Irish belat, a pass or crossing, which in Middle Irish is bealat, and in the modern language would take the form bealad.: Diack article in Aberdeen Free Press 31.8.1910
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