Bailies of Bennachie
Registered Charity SC 013298 

Caring for Bennachie and it's Landscape


The Bailies of Bennachie is a voluntary conservation society (SC 013298) whose objectives are to encourage and stimulate the public’s interest of Bennachie. The Bailies work involves helping to maintain footpaths and rights of way and enhance people’s enjoyment  and understanding of Bennachie, by promoting its geology, literature, ballads, poetry, art and music through publications and events. The Bailies also undertake  archaeological investigations and record wildlife seen on the hill. 

Please look at our Bennachie Landscapes Project to see what we are doing and please get involved as we are always looking for help and support!

Our Committee meetings are usually held at the Bennachie Centre on the last Monday of each month. Let us know if you have any matters that you wish us to consider or if you wish to see our minutes.

As a registered charity you can help continue and support the valuable work of the Bailies for a Life membership Fee of £10 ( see membership page), or Volunteer your help or Donate to ongoing projects.

The Bailies have ongoing projects including Bennachie Landscapes Project and monthly work parties start in March (see Volunteering). We have  many interesting Events, see Events Calendar for details.

Bailies of Bennachie Activities in 2016

  • ·         Make sure Bennachie becomes a Special Landscape Area
  • ·         Undertake monthly regular work parties on the hill
  • ·         Encourage active research on the hill and surrounding area (see Bennachie Landscapes   
  • ·         Run several events that promote Bennachie
  • ·         Encourage visitors to Bennachie to record wildlife sightings on the hill
  • ·         Increase Bailies of Bennachie membership and  involvement
  • ·         Revise our Constitution to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation(SCIO).
  • .         Work with Save Bennachie Group against the proposed A96 duelling near Bennachie.



2016/17 Committee
  • Senior Bailie (Chairperson): J. Cumberbirch
  • Vice Chair: Ann Baillie
  • Treasurer: Brian Cornock
  • Minute Secretary: Rosemary Sievewright 
  • Membership Secretary: Donna Taylor
  • Publications: Ann Baillie
  • Web master: Donna Taylor
  • Work Party Coordinators: Harry Leil and Mick Taylor
  • Committee Members: Jill Matthews, Angela Groat, Sue Taylor, Barry Foster, Andy Wainwright, Iain Ralston, Helen Summers