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 always welcome new Members, Volunteers or Donations to our ongoing projects

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 info@bailiesofbennachie.co.uk and we can discuss what would be appropriate.

The Bailies Library and Archive collection is made available to bona fide researchers in the Garioch Heritage Centre library and research area by courtesy of the Bailies and the Garioch Heritage Society.  The Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am till 4pm. 

It is a reference collection of mainly historic books and other publications, research papers, newscuttings, photographs and media about Bennachie and its environs. [Some other types of material are also included in the collection.] 

A supervisor will normally be on hand to give access to the Library catalogue and the Archives lists, and will provide access to requested items, however you may find it useful to contact the Bailies in advance of your visit to establish what is available. info@bailiesofbennachie.co.uk