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The Bailies of Bennachie


We care about Bennachie, its natural environment, history and culture - protecting this unique landscape for future generations.

The Bailies of Bennachie is a voluntary conservation society whose objectives are to encourage and stimulate the public’s interest of Bennachie.

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September 2020

What happened to the Bennachie Colonists?

About a hundred and forty people made up the Bennachie Colony in the 19th Century. They built their crofts on the lower slopes of the hill range and carved out a life for themselves from the land; growing vegetables, grazing animals, quarrying granite amongst other activities. However their tenure on the hillside was short lived.

For Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM) the Bailies of Bennachie are producing four presentations on the Bennachie Colonists. The fourth and final presentation examines why the Colony came to an end and what happened to the people who left.

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Outdoors With The Bailies

The Bailies of Bennachie want to help inspire young people to enjoy and appreciate the outdoor environment.

We have created an online set of three fun activities to engage and inspire young people.

Even if you cannot come to visit Bennachie, these resources (which are aimed at Primary School children) have been designed to be relevant to your local woodland, green space, park, or even garden.

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