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Series 4: Bennachie and the Garioch, Society and the Ecology in the History of North-East Scotland

Issue 4 tells the story of the 'Bede House', a 17th Century house on the slopes of Bennachie which provided refuge for the old and infirm of parish. The Bennachie landscapes group have found and excavated the house and have tracked down information from the archives about the house. Other chapters look at the attempt to create a living history garden in the grounds of a 19th Century croft, the graffiti on Mither Tap, and a survey of the moths on Bennachie. This volume provides new information about the history and life on the range of Bennachie.

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Bennachie Again

This 2003 reprint Is packed full of accounts of Bennachie past and present.It includes poetry as well as articles about its social and natural history. Enjoy reading “There’s nae Sair Heids in Bennachie” about the Bennachie Distillery At Jericho, or James Kelmans poem about The Colony. Excellent value at £6.50 including postage and packing.


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Guide to Bennachie

A Guide to walks on Bennachie, where to park, history of the hill, plants and animals and other features on the hill, also includes a seperate map of Bennachie.


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Series 1: The Bennachie Colony Project, Examining the lives and impact of the Bennachie Colonists.

Researching the history and daily life of the Bennachie Colony, its inhabitants and surrounding districts through historical sources, local knowledge and memories.

“This delightful book is the first publication in a new series. This study paves the way for further research, particularly for further documentary assessment research but also more field survey. It is a model of its kind.” Excerpt from a review in Landscape History, 2012, Volume 33, 116-7.


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Series 2: Bennachie and the Garioch, Society and the Ecology in the History of North-East Scotland.

Reporting on work carried out since Series 1. Includes research of archives, archaeology and fieldwork considering the wider ecologies and landscapes of Bennachie. Produced by members of the Bennachie Landscapes Project, local schools and Aberdeen University.

“This superb and beautifully illustrated little book is the second in the Bennachie Landscape series which describes work undertaken by the Community of the North-east in 2012. The project is particularly valuable because it shows how local communities can profitably explore their own region and through this study become more aware of its ecological and social history.” Excerpt from a review in Landscape History, 2014, Volume 35, 114.


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Series 3: Bennachie and the Garioch, Society and the Ecology in the History of North-East Scotland.

Issue 3 considers the geology, flora and upland uses of peat and stone on and around Bennachie. It includes excavation reports on the Colony houses and Druminnor Castle along with consideration of the material cultures discovered at those sites.

"This well-illustrated book is the third in a series reporting upon the work of a community project supported by the University of Aberdeen. Once again, it reveals the skills developed by the local community, including members and students of Keig School, and covers geology, flora and fauna,aerial photographs, historic documents and maps, and excavation This admirable work will continue and will show the value of such a project involving a local community to investigate the landscape history of a small area of North-East Scotland". Exerpt from a review in Landscape History, 2016,Colony Leaflet Vol 37, Issue 1.


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Colony Leaflet

This FREE leaflet includes a map of the Colony Trail and a short intro to the Colonists. If you have any questions or feedback please do hesitate to contact us.

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