News - 2012

December 2012
Bailies are 40 Years Old in 2013
In 2013 the Bailies will be 40 years old! During the past 40 years we have been involved with many different activities and projects.On the hill - footpath maintenance and creation, footpath surveillance, recording of plants/birds/butterflies/mot...
December 2012
Bailies of Bennachie Calendar
Once again in the New Year we will be thinking about collecting photo's for the 2014 Calendar, if you are out and about please take your camera with you, you might just take the picture that could feature on the Calendar Cover so please get snapping.
December 2012
Bailies of Bennachie Council Meeting 3rd Dec 2012
There was a festive air about the Bailies of Bennachie council meeting near Burnhervie earlier this week.For a start members were greeted with a magnificent Norwegian spruce tree which occupied a large part of the hall and was a-glow with Christma...
December 2012
December 2012 Workparty
We met at the Bennachie Centre on a snowy but sunny morning, plans to weed the cobbles outside the centre were abandoned so we cleared away brash from the colony dykes at Shepherds Lodge, now the FCS has cut down the trees the colony site is a lot ea...
November 2012
Aerial Photographic Workshop
An Aerial Photographic Workshop was held at the Bennachie Centre as part of the Bennachie Landscapes Project, Barry Foster narrated a slide show explaining what details to look for on aerial photo's and also when out walking on the hill, we also spen...
November 2012
November Work Party
Due to other committments by some volunteers there was only 7 people at the November Work Party, we met at the very frosty Back o'Bennachie car park, we were pruning the Willow structures, this is carried out annually to keep them tidy, we noticed ...
October 2012
October Work Party
We met at Rowantree Car Park and walked up the path to Hosie's Well, on the way we cleaned out the water bars and culverts ready for the winter, we sat and had lunch at Hosie's well and then tackled the path to Craigshannoch, this path had not been m...
September 2012
Bennachie Closures
Tree felling work has started west of the Bennachie Centre. This affects some of the trails including the Gordon Way and Mither Tap path. Diversions are well-signposted. Please note that the Bennachie Centre, trails round it and car park will be c...
September 2012
Bailies of Bennachie AGM 2012
We met at the Chapel of Garioch Village Hall on Sept 20th for the AGM, Jackie Cumberbirch (Senior Bailie) gave a slideshow presentation on what the Bailies have achieved over the last year and thanked all the current Bailies Council for their hard wo...
September 2012
September Workparty
We drove to Heather Brig and then carried all our tools and wire up Millstone Hill, it was a lovely walk up in the sunshine, for a long time there has been a very boggy patch with a lot of old wooden sleepers laying around, so some worked on making ...
September 2012
Bennachie Air Crash Memorial Cairn
On Sunday 2 September 2012 a Cairn was unveiled to commemorate the 3 air cash victims who died on Bennachie.The first crash was on 3rd September 1939, which was the first day of World War II, and the fatalities were Ellard Cummings (Pilot) a...
August 2012
Air Crash Memorial Cairn to be Unveiled 2 September 2012
On Sunday 2 September 2012 The Bailies of Bennachie will be unveiling a cairn, which is close to Oxen Craig, to commemorate the 3 air cash victims who died on Bennachie.The first crash was on 3rd September 1939, which was the first day of World ...
August 2012
Bennachie Landscapes Newsletter
If you would like to find out what the Bennachie Landscapes have been up to then Click Here to read the latest Newletter
August 2012
Archives Exhibition at the Bennachie Centre
A unique insight into centuries past in North-East Scotland is now on view at the Bennachie Centre. Based on documents spanning the 16th-18th centuries, “Discovering the Archives” is a joint project between the Bennachie Landscapes Projec...
August 2012
Bailies of Bennachie Annual Summer Picnic - August 2012
The sun smiled - at least at times- on the Bailies of Bennachie annual get-together for their summer picnic on sunday, unlike last year the gallant Garioch Fiddlers did not have to abandon their recital but kept the crowd happy with their toe-tappi...
August 2012
Bailies of Bennachie Calendar 2013
The 2013 Bailies of Bennachie Calendar is now available, if you would like to buy one please print and complete our order form, we would like to thank everyone who donated photo's for us to use.If you are out on the Hill and take some nice photo's a...
August 2012
Work Party August 2012
14 Volunteers gathered at the Bennachie Centre, we drove part of the way and then walked to the Gordon Way, there were a few places where the path was very wet, we dug drainage ditches to stop the water from running across the path, we sat in the hea...
August 2012
Plane Crash Memorial Cairn
On Saturday 21 July The Bailies of Bennachie, aided by local builderPhil McKay, Sergeant Gus Gurney from RAF Lossiemouth and ForestryCommission Scotland reconstructed a cairn close to Oxen Craig thatcommemorates the deaths of 2 pilots and one gunn...
July 2012
Guided Walk 10th July 2012
Mither Tap Walk from Rowan Tree Car Park10 people attended the above walk to Mither Tap from the Rowan Tree, following an introduction from both Alison and Jackie along with a Health & Safety brief Alison headed off with the group towards Mi...
July 2012
2012 Newsletter
All our members should now have now received their copy of the 2012 Newsletter, this year we have included a Feedback Form which we hope you will take the time to complete and post back in the Freepost envelope provided, as next year is the 40th Anni...
July 2012
Work Party 7th July
The weather did not look very promising for the days work but stayed dry for the morning, we were transplanting small trees around the Colony houses at Burnside, we also repaired some damaged paths, lwe walked on to shephers Lodge and had our lunch, ...
July 2012
Guided Walk 12th June 2012
Turf Table/Lintel Quarry Walk from Back O Bennachie21 people attended the above walk to the Turf Table/Lintel Quarry, it was good to see people attending the walk for the first time which included 3...
June 2012
June Work Party 2012
We had a lovely sunny day for our June Work Party while some went to take part in the Bennachie Landscapes Pottery Workshop the rest of us spent the day clearing out ditches and remaking some culverts, this work was done to stop the water running ...
Bailes of Bennachie Tuesday Walks in 2012
June 2012
Tuesday Walks in 2012
Our Tuesday evening walks are proving to be very popular with 20-30 people attending each event, you do not need to be a member of the Bailies of Bennachie to attend these walks.
May 2012
Bailies of Bennachie Doric Evening 2012
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Friday, May 11, 2012-05-11Despite a rainy night the Bailies of Bennachie annual Doric evening at Chapel of Garioch hall near Inverurie had a full house. With master of c...
May 2012
Bennachie Landscapes Weekend Dig
5th-6th May 2012 The sun was shining and approx 30+ people gathered outside the Bennachie Centre at 10am on saturday and sunday mornings, it was great to see such a range of ages and abilities, for some it was their first dig and others were a lot ...
May 2012
Free Pottery History Workshops!
On Saturday 2 June as part of the ongoing Bennachie Landscapes Project, Aberdeen University Archaeology Department's Rick Knecht will be at the Bennachie Centre, near Chapel of Garioch.Rick will be leading two free workshops at the Bennachie Ce...
April 2012
Calling ex-pat Bailies!
Are you a member of the Bailies of Bennachie living away from Aberdeenshire and the north east? On Saturday 23 June 2012 we are holding a community oral history day at the Bennachie Visitor Centre and we want you to be involved. Please get in tou...
April 2012
April Work Party 2012
The April work party were busy repairing damage to the path near Hosies Well, the rocks forming a water drain had been dislodged, (by a vehicle?) so they were put back in place, just in time seeing all the rain we are now getting, also 2 of the wor...
April 2012
Bennachie Landscapes Project Events for 2012
The Bennachie Landscapes Project has lots of interesting events planned for this year, including Colony Digs, an Exhibition at Oyne School, Archaeological Surveying Training, recording Oral history and sounds on Bennachie and a workshop looking at th...
March 2012
CONSERVATION ENTHUSIASTS SOUGHT FOR BAILIES OF BENNACHIE COUNCIL
The Bailies are seeking volunteer enthusiasts to become members of the Bailies Council, to help guide our work looking after and promoting Bennachie. The Council can have from 8 to 12 such members and meetings are normally held on Monday evenings...
March 2012
Aberdeen University News Article on Bennachie
Amateur archaeologists sought for Bennachie project Archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen are calling on the local community to get involved in research to shed new light on the history of Bennachie.They hope their work - which is f...
March 2012
March Workparty 2012
We met at the Bennachie Centre on a damp saturday morning, the task for the day was to tidy up around the back of the Centre building and make a stone path up to the bird feeders, we had a nice pile of stones already behind the centre so the 'Boys' h...
February 2012
Car park charges at Bennachie - What do you think?
At the end of March, Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District, Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) will be implementing car charges at The Bennachie Centre and at Back o' Bennachie Car park. The Forestry Commission are implementing car park ...
February 2012
Garioch Area Partnership Consultation
A consultation to discuss the formation of a Garioch Area Partnership was held at the Kintore Arms, Inverurie on Thursday, January 26, 2012.The launch was attended by representatives from the Bailies of Bennachie council, Aberdeenshire Environmental ...
February 2012
Bennachie Centre New Opening Times
February: The Centre will be closed March: The Centre will be open at the weekends 9.30am - 4pm Please note: our winter opening hours may change during times of severe weather conditions. Summer Opening From 1st April the Centre will be open 10.30am ...
January 2012
Bailies of Bennachie start Tuesday walks
On the second Tuesday of each month starting in April, the Bailies of Bennachie will be leading a series of guided walks on the hill. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the hill's social and natural history. For more details ple...
January 2012
Come and help on our monthly Work Party
Is your New Year Resolution to 'Get Out More' then why not come along to our monthly work party and enjoy being out in the fresh air, we meet the 1st saturday of the month (not jan & feb), we are involved in a variety of tasks including, clearing non...
January 2012
Photo's of Bennachie
We are looking for more photo's to include in our Gallery, have you any that we can use? Old photo's would be very interesting, current photo's are wanted too. We will also be looking for photo's suitable for our 2013 Calendar so if you have some nic...

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