Bailies News


Kailyard Reconstruction

“Another active day for volunteers at the Kailyard and so lucky with the weather again!  The main jobs for the day were adding manure to the plot and erecting fencing to keep out deer and dogs.  The fence is being constructed from waste brash lying around Shepherds Lodge, so volunteers spent much of their time collecting material.  The basic structure of the fence is now underway and volunteers will continue with this over the coming weeks.  Some work was also done clearing back the unwanted summer growth especially down the footpath leading to the well, which had become almost lost beneath the undergrowth.”


The Bailies Bennachie Landscapes Archaeology Group


        The Bailies Bennachie Landscapes Archaeology Group have been busy digging over the summer  months
1. Work proceeding at the dig with more early walls appearing
2. Barry and Brain digging ever deeper with Alistair finding a cannonball in the same area
3. Medieval Mason’s mark noted by Iain during excavation on a dressed stone block from an early building and subsequently reused in building remodeling
4. Cannonball – By the end of the day when all were thinking of packing-up Alistair found this nice little find inspiring us all to work on


This group of plant hunters spent Saturday taking a detailed look at plants, and sampling the vegetation communities on Bennachie to fit them into the National Vegetation Classification. The project is one of the training courses funded by the Bailies and the players of the People's Postcode Lottery.                                 


Bailies Calendar 2018

The Bailies of Bennachie 2018 Calendar is now available, if you would like to buy one please download a form from our publications page,
We would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for this years Calendar.


Recreating a Kailyard

“Recreating a kailyard at Shepherds Lodge (one of the colony houses) by members of the Bailies of Bennachie.”