News and Events

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August 2022
August Work Party Saturday saw the Bailies Work Party volunteers busy clearing vegetation from Cairn Coutie, Shepherds Lodge and the Gowk Stone, ready for our Trails, Tales and Tunes event in September.
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August 2022
Bennachie Dig The excavations are taking place on what appears to be a late medieval building located on top of an apparent Neolithic/Bronze Age mound. The most exciting find last year was a possible Neolithic incised stone with concentric circles, photos are of finds found on this years dig.
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July 2022
Book Now for Trails, Tales and Tunes on Bennachie! An event celebrating Bennachie is taking place on Saturday 3rd September as part of the year of stories 2022. ‘Trails, Tales and Tunes’ is a free fun family day organ-ised by the Bailies of Bennachie.Participants will promenade along the Colony trail to encounter stories at the Gowk Stane, listen to musicians and hear tales of feast or famine at the Kailyard. There will be four sessions throughout the day – starting at 11, 11.30, 12 and 2pm.
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July 2022
Bennachie Dig To Unearth Secrets of Neolithic Mound and Medieval Remains The Bennachie Landscapes Group are carrying out an eight week long archaeological dig in an exciting site on the lower slopes of Bennachie.
Evening Walk
June 2022
Wildlife and Bennachie Landscape Group Hold Evening Walk Members of the Bailies of Bennachie wildlife and Landscape Groups held a walk looking at the history of the Colony and the impact of cultivation on the vegetation of the hillside.
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June 2022
70 Jubilee Trees To Be Planted The environmental charity, the Bailies of Bennachie, plan to plant 70 trees on the hillside to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The first tree, a fruit tree, was planted at the weekend and the other 69 will be planted later in the year.

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