Bailies News

Saturday
Feb112017

Bailies Wildlife Survey on Bennachie

Peoples Postcode Lottery Grant

Inspired by both the work and dedication of  James MacKay MBE who both recorded and enjoyed wildlife on Bennachie we applied for this grant.

This grant will help us to train interested people in bird, plant and mammal recording, run public wildlife themed events and wildlife camera recording.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more.     APPLICATION FORM FOR VOLUNTEERS

Friday
Jan202017

2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

GREAT NEWS!!!

The Bailies of Bennachie have just received a grant award of £10,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund as part of 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.Thank You!

We are interested to hear from anyone who would like to get involved!

This grant will help us to:

1) Improving our website so that we can share our information (photos, oral history – audio extracts, excavation info, genealogy, etc.)

2) Creation of a Bennachie Colony App. which will involve a 3D reconstruction of a colony house. The Colonist lived on the slopes of Bennachie in the mid19th and early 20th Century

3) Research and replant a native woodland and small garden at Shepherds lodge ( Colony house).

5) Create a play about the Bennachie Colonists to be performed in September 2017 outside and close to the Bennachie Centre - led by Aberdeen University

We will be working in partnership with Smart History and Aberdeen University.

We are supported by Aberdeenshire Council and Forestry Commission Scotland

Our first event run by Smart History is “Digital Bennachie” a taster workshop on Saturday 11 February 10.00am – 4pm at Garioch Community Centre, Inverurie
The “Digital Bennachie” workshop will offer a “taste” of the elements needed to create the mobile application that will create an interest in the Bennachie colony houses

If interested please contact us bailiesofbennachie@mail.com

Monday
Jan162017

Bailies of Bennachie have a new Logo

 We hope you like our new Logo

Sunday
Dec112016

Bailies December Workparty

On Sat 3rd December the Bailies work party volunteers were busy transplanting some plants into the fenced areas in the car park, the plants were taken from areas around the Bennachie Centre, some of the group were making a new brash screen beside the wooden wildlife viewing screen, this is so the wildlife is not scared away by people walking along the path, at lunch time we all got together for mulled wine, mince pies and christmas cake.
It was the last work party this year, they will start again in March 2017

Sunday
Nov132016

Save Bennachie Meeting