Pupils from Insch Primary School came along to The Bennachie Visitor Centre yesterday, to help launch the Digital Bennachie Colony Trail App, along with Jeff Oliver and Liz Curtis from Aberdeen University, Chris Foster from the Bailies of Bennachie and Alison Sutherland from Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service, The App was made possible with a grant from HLF which was matched from the Bailies, The App was produced by Smart History, the pupils were shown how to use the App then had a walk to some of the Colony Houses, they were also shown how to use 3D virtual reality viewers for smartphones which will be available to purchase at the Centre!
The grant also allowed us to purchase 3 smart tablets for Alison to use when school groups visit the hill.
The Digital Bennachie Colony Trail app is available to download free from app stores for both Android and Apple operating systems.
Users should remember to download the app before leaving home as at present the Bennachie Visitor Centre does not have WIFI.
You can download our App from,