About the Bailies of Bennachie
The Bailies of Bennachie is a voluntary conservation society formed in 1973 under the enthusiastic leadership of Dr Daniel Gordon, the founder senior Bailie.
The objectives of the society are:-
- To preserve the amenity of the hill and to combat litter and vandalism
- To maintain footpaths and right of way
- To study rocks, plants and animals found on the hill
- To collect and preserve literature, including ballads, legends, poetry prose as well as art and music concerned with the hill and surrounding area: also to encourage new writings on the subject
- To encourage and stimulate public interest in and care for the hill
The Bailies hold a variety of events throughout the year including an the Annual General Meeting in September along with guided walks on various parts of Bennachie range also Doric nights with poetry, story telling and music.
There are monthly voluntary work parties where members of the public get the opportunity to repair paths, trim vegetation, archaeological surveying along with other hands on activities.
The Bailies of Bennachie have many publications for sale at the Bennachie centre and other local retail outlets such as calendars, books, maps and other gifts including the Bailies of Benachie Tartan which can be purchased and made into items of clothing.
If you would like to read the Bailies Constitution please Click Here
The Bailies of Bennachie can provide talks and slide shows to local groups about various aspects of Bennachie, such as its history, natural features and recent archaeological research. If your group would like us to come to a meeting or event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss what would be appropriate.