A Puckle O’ Days On Bennachie Video Released


November 2020

A new half hour long film on Bennachie shows life on the hill. ‘A Puckle of Days on Bennachie’ celebrates the iconic Aberdeenshire hill and shows how individuals and groups interact with and respond to Bennachie. Various aspects of life on the hill are captured including tree felling, volunteers doing work, archeology, wildlife footage and mountain bikers.

It was made by Inverurie film maker, Alex Thomson. He studied Creative Communications: TV at NESCOL in Aberdeen, graduating in 2017. He has worked on film sets around Aberdeen and currently works as a freelance videographer.

He said:

“It has been a real privilege working alongside the Bailies of Bennachie to make this film. It is a stunning landscape to photograph and I have tried to show what makes Bennachie such a loved hill to people throughout Aberdeenshire and beyond.”

Bailies chair, Jackie Cumberbirch said:

“This is a beautifully shot gentle film which gives an insight into some of the activity on the Bennachie hill range. It will be of interest to local people and anyone with an interest in the environment, nature and sustainability. It is a great showcase for Bennachie and the Bailies. Due to current COVID restrictions it is being released online but we hope it will also gain a screen audience at film clubs around the region.”

“The film takes in many events over the past 12 months including the Bennachie Bosie when 400 people came together to hug Mither Tap for breast cancer charities. We hope people will enjoy the film and it will give a new appreciation of what makes this landscape so special. Any donation to the Bailies to help cover the cost of the film is welcome to help cover the costs of the film.”

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