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April 2021
1st April - Jock O Bennachie Café Given the Green Light!
Last night, Aberdeenshire Councillors voted unanimously in favour of a new outdoor café near the summit of Mither Tap. This new facility will be a social enterprise hub, run by The Bailies of Bennachie and local volunteers. It will be built using granite sourced from the once bustling quarry at little Oxen Craig. The Bailies of Bennachie have been planning this café for several years and see it as a great opportunity for outdoor visitors to maximise their enjoyment of the hill and the views from the summit terraces before making their way home.
Dog Waste
March 2021
New Anti Litter Campaign Launched for Bennachie
The conservation charity, the Bailies of Bennachie, is revitalizing its efforts with a new campaign to combat rubbish being left on the hillside. It is being spearheaded by Bailies Trustee, Alex Doig.
Pine Marten Kits (Credit Sue Johnson)
March 2021
All About Spring With Jock
The days are longer, snowdrops and daffodils are appearing, birds are singing and building nests, and baby animals are emerging into the world - Spring is here! Marking the change in season Bennachie’s friendly giant Jock o' Bennachie has a new set of fun and learning online resources to guide primary school children and their families through the changes that spring brings.
March 2021
Bailies Wildlife Group Urged to Help Swifts, Swallows and House Martins
“To know a swift is to love a swift” was Cally Smith’s introduction to her talk on these birds that breed in North East Scotland in the summer. She was speaking to a zoom meeting of the Bailies of Bennachie wildlife group and after her fascinating guide to swifts most of them would agree with her.
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March 2021
Bailies Launch Photograph Competition For 2022 Calendar
The Bailies of Bennachie are asking for submissions to a photo competition to choose outstanding images for their 2022 fundraising calendar. The photos will be shortlisted with 30 going forward to a public vote on Facebook and the Bailies website.
February 2021
Who’s Been Here? Test Your Tracking Skills With The Bailies
The recent snowy weather has given an opportunity to see tracks made by wildlife; but can you tell if a fox or a badger has been by? Test out your skills online in a quiz produced by the Bailies of Bennachie. There are pictures of tracks and multiple choice answers and explanations put together by the Bailies’s mammal expert Lizzie Bacon.

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