Understand Stones, Hear the Stories and Relive the Past Project

This project aims to chronicle the stories and the histories of rural life of the Bennachie Colonists that had homes on Bennachie in the 19th and early 20th Century in imaginative ways that are accessible to current and future generations.

The Bailies of Bennachie have received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of 2017 History, Heritage and Archaeology . This project is a partnership of The Bailies of Bennachie, Smart History and Aberdeen University and supported by Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service and Forestry Commission Scotland.

During the project:

  • The creation of a unique digital application program about the Bennachie Colonists which will include a 3D reconstruction of a colony house. This app will be created by SMART HISTORY. Please let us know if you would like to get involved
  • Creating a simple garden and native tree planting at one of the Colonist houses.
  • Improving the Bailies of Bennachie and Bennachie Landscapes Project Digital Archive.

Please Contact Us if you would like to get involved in any parts of the project.

Please also see our other Projects information.

Understanding Stones