Bailies of Bennachie have all their tools stolen!

January 2016

On Monday 25 January 2016, Bailies of Bennachie members discovered that their metal shed near to The Bennachie Centre, Chapel of Garioch had been broken into. Tools worth approximately £700 had been stolen including spades, mattocks, bow saws and work gloves. The Bailies of Bennachie , a voluntary charity that helps to conserve and promote the natural and cultural heritage of the hill) undertake regular voluntary work on the hill helping to maintain some of the hill paths.

Mick Taylor and Harry Leil, both organise monthly voluntary work parties on the hill, discovered the break in.

Mick said" We do not undertake work on the hill in January so had not been to the shed for a few weeks. We are very disappointed to find that all our tools had been stolen; we work on the hill because we care about it."

Harry added "The Police have been informed and that all the Bailies tools are marked with orange paint. Anyone with any information should contact the local police. In the meantime the Bailies will need to restock their tools and are interested to hear from anyone that can help them either by phoning 07799658209 or emailing

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