Latest NewsSeptember 2020
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.