News - 2014

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November 2014
New Path
The new path from Little Oxen Craig to Oxen Craig should be finished this week, a few people from the Bailies went to have a look at how it was built, they were pleased with the high standard of work with little damage to the surrounding area, let ...
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November 2014
November Workparty
15 volunteers came along, we pruned the willow at the Back o Bennachie, this had a lot of growth this year some bits about 8ft long, these whips were replanted and woven in to help thicken up the bottom of the structure, we then walked up the p...
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October 2014
Bailies of Bennachie Ceilidh
Saturday October 25 2014 ALL-GIRL ceilidh band Danse McCabre soon had folk on their feet for their rousing opening number The Gay Gordons at the Bailies of Bennachie annual ceilidh at Chapel of Garioch King George V Memorial hall on Saturday night. T...
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October 2014
Bennachie Landscapes Project Event
Sunday October 26 2014 ARCHAEOLOGISTS, history students and enthusiasts with the Bennachie Landscapes Project were busy in the Bailies of Bennachie room at the Bennachie centre, Chapel of Garioch near Inverurie over the weekend. It was a cataloguing ...
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October 2014
Scottish Records Association Conference 2014
This year's Scottish Records Association Annual Conference will be focussing upon records relating to Scotland's Common Lands and Common Good. Join us on the 6th of November 2014 at the beautiful Linlithgow Burgh Halls where our speakers, includi...
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October 2014
Rayne North School Parish Research
Rayne North School have been researching the 1696 Poll Tax Records for the parish of Rayne, they have made a poster with details from their research, to view it Click Here
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October 2014
Article in US Archaeology Magazine
Click on the link below to read a recent article on the Colony dig, published in Archaeology a magazine published in the US. The piece was written by Kate Ravilious. Some of you may remember her visit to the excavations last summer. http://www.archae...
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October 2014
Bailies AGM 25 September 2014
Thursday September 25 2014 SENIOR BAILIE Jackie Cumberbirch welcomed Bailies and friends to the Bailies of Bennachie AGM at King George V Memorial hall, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie last week. Her address gave a summary of just some of the things th...
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September 2014
COMMUNITY artist, poet and composer Petra Vergunst led an unusual walk from the Bennachie Centre
COMMUNITY artist, poet and composer Petra Vergunst led an unusual walk from the Bennachie centre, Chapel of Garioch on Saturday September 13. A leisurely stroll through the woods for folk of all ages it involved recitations from Petra from her new bo...
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September 2014
Scottish Local History Forum
Ken Ledingham a member of the Bennachie Landscapes Project has an article printed in the Scottish Local History Forum journal, issue no.89, Autumn 2014 The article is entitled "An Aberdeenshire Estate Rental Book; the estates of Leslie of Balquhain, ...
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September 2014
Bailies AGM 2014
Thursday 25th September 2014 Bailies AGM Chapel of Garioch Hall 7.30pm Find out what the Bailies have been doing over the last year and there will be a slide show and talks along with Banners all about the progress of the Bennachie Landscapes Project..
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August 2014
Bennachie Questionaire
My name is Karin and I am an archaeology Honours student at the University of Aberdeen. I am undertaking research dealing with the archaeology and heritage of the Bennachie landscape. As a component of this research I am issuing questionnaires to ...
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August 2014
Moth Morning at Bennachie Centre
Moth traps were set in the area close to the Bennachie Centre on Friday evening (22/8/14) ready to open up the following morning. A rather cool night plus rain meant the traps were not as full as had been hoped but they still revealed a small sel...
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August 2014
Moths on Bennachie
 
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August 2014
Whispers in the Woods
Saturday 13 September 2014 WHISPERS IN THE WOODS with the Dee String Quartet In association with the Bailies of Bennachie and the New Words Festival Poetry walk @ 1.30pm Performance outside the Bennachie Centre @ 3 pm Before the performance, the c...
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August 2014
An Opera on Bennachie
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014 THE MAIDEN STONE OPERA Meet Bennachie Visitor Centre Performances @ 1pm & 3pm £5, under 26 free Tickets available Aberdeen Box Office tel: 01224 641122 and Bennachie Centre 01467 681470Pre-booking advisa...
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August 2014
BLP Banners
The banners are now at Woodhill House where they remain for the month of August. If you would like more info on the Bennachie Landscapes Project or if you would like to help in any way, please email bailiesofbennachie@mail.com
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August 2014
Bailies Picnic
Unfortunately there will NOT be a picnic this year, over the last few years there have been fewer and fewer supporters of the picnic, last year we tried to encourage more people to come by putting on displays, but there were still very few people ...
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August 2014
August 2014 Work Party
A group of 11 volunteers came along to help lay a new section of path on Millstone Hill, for a long time there has been a very boggy section of path which has been getting bigger as people try to walk around it, this was dug out and filled...
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July 2014
2015 Calendar Now on Sale
The Bailies 2015 Calendar is now on sale, we would like to thank all those that donated photos for us to use in this calendar, if you would like to buy one Click Here to download an order form.
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July 2014
Research on Bennachie
Karin Hahn is an archaeology Honours student at the University of Aberdeen. She is undertaking research dealing with the archaeology and heritage of the Bennachie landscape. As a component of this research she is issuing questionnaires to different g...
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July 2014
Bennachie Landscapes Archives Info Stands
The Bennachie Landscapes Project Archives Group are currently displaying their Information stands at the Inverurie Garden Centre, the 3 stands have received interest from the visitors to the Garden Centre and these have now been replaced with 3 new s...
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July 2014
July Work Party 2014
A group of 13 volunteers turned out to carry on making a new path in Danny Gordons Widdie, the weather was nice and it was good to be working outside, luckily there were plenty of willing helpers to barrow the stones needed, not an easy ...
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June 2014
June Work Party 2014
It was a lovely sunny day for the June work party, this month we were making a new path in Danny Gordons Widdie, it was warm work digging out the path and then filling it again with path material, we sat at the top of the path and had lunch in th...
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May 2014
On Shared Ground
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Saturday 21st June 2014 Join researchers from the University of Sheffield and a project artist to share your stories and memories of Bennachie. Researchers and communities in Sheffiel...
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May 2014
May Work Party
The Bailies Work Party volunteers met at the Bennachie Centre on Saturday 3rd May, we walked along the path up Mither Tap clearing out the water culverts, repairing the path and clearing fallen branches, it was a lovely day and there were plenty of p...
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May 2014
Bennachie History
Bailies of Bennachie summer events include a series of walks and talks on the social history and archaeology of the mountain.
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May 2014
Ceramics History Day
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Saturday April 19, 2014 On Saturday at the Bennachie centre ceramics historian Sue Taylor was on hand to talk about pottery, some dating back 200 years, found on Bennachie and to advi...
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May 2014
Footwear Finds
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Members of the Bailies Work Party working near the new pond on 5th April stumbled upon a collection of footwear on the surface of the ground within the FCS land. The items had presum...
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May 2014
Colony Walk
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Saturday April 26 2014 With fine weather on Saturday there was a good gathering of folk for a Bailies of Bennachie archive walk to see the colony site where excavations took place las...
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April 2014
Bennachie Landscapes Project Exhibition
This is the final week of the exhibition at the Bennachie Centre.With members in attendance to answer any questions, why not come along and find out more about the project. Special Events Wednesday 23rd April 2014 9.30-4.00pm Understanding the ...
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April 2014
Bennachie Landscapes Project Exhibition
The Bennachie Landscapes Project are holding an Exhibition at the Bennachie Centre from 8th-27th April, on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays there will a group member available to talk to about the project and what they have been doing over the last ye...
Wildlife Pond Update 2014
March 2014
Wildlife Pond Update 2014
Monday, 24th March 2014 With the damming of the pond and a raised outlet channel in place the new wildlife pond was able to fill up. The first visitors were a pair of grey wagtails, soon followed by a robin and a pair of frogs. Even the sun sh...
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March 2014
Life on the Wild Side!
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Wildlife Pond 2014
March 2014
Wildlife Pond 2014
The FCS have starting digging out an area to put in a wildlife pond, it is hoped that it will be finished this week and filled up, we will then carry out planting around the pond at the April work party.
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March 2014
Update on Maiden Stone Opera
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Dear supporters, We're absolutely bowled over by the support that you have shown to the Maiden Stone project with your incredibly kind donations. Joe is amazed by everyone's generosit...
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March 2014
Bailies Events Page has been updated
Our events for 2014 have now been added to our Events Page, why not have a look, there is something for all ages including, an exhibition, walks, music, photography and lots more, hope to see you there!
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March 2014
Bailies of Bennachie Calendar 2015
It's that time of the year again when we start looking for photo's to include in our 2015 calendar, if you have any photo's you would like to submit for consideration please email in low res to bailiesofbennachie@mail.com
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March 2014
March Work Party
Two new volunteers Katherine and Gill joined us for the first work party of 2014, the weather was lovely and sunny, we met at Rowantree carpark and walked up towards Mither Tap and Craigshannoch clearing out the waterbars and culverts along the path...
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February 2014
Bennachie Centre 2014 Opening Times
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February 2014
The Maiden Stone - a new opera by Joe Stollery
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Joe Stollery is in the middle of composing an opera to be performed on Bennachie, a hill in Aberdeenshire, on September 5th and 6th, 2014. It's a small scale affair with two sin...
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February 2014
Volunteers Needed in 2014
Do you regularly walk on Bennachie? we are looking for volunteers who walk the way marked paths on Bennachie to become Path Wardens, all this involves is walking the (allocated) paths once a month and send into the Bailies a report sheet on the condi...
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January 2014
National Nest Box Week
Saturday February 15th:Bennachie Centre. 1pm to 3pm, Drop in session, no need to bookFor further details contact garioch.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.ukNational Nest Box Week takes place each year from 14-21 February, and after more than 15 years it is n...
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January 2014
Update from FCS - Windblown Trees
Due to contractors being held up on another site the work schedule on Bennachie has been changed, the Bennachie Carpark will be closed for 2 weeks starting Monday 27th Jan ( it will be open weekends) they will then work at Heather Brig and then Donvi...
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January 2014
Press Release from FCS (windblown trees)
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Bennachie windblow update The strong winds that we experienced throughout December caused quite a lot of damage in the forests of Bennachie, and a number of the trails have bee...
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January 2014
Clearing Windblown trees on Bennachie
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Contractors are clearing windblow trees at Donview now, and will be there until around the 24th Jan, and then they will move to the Bennachie centre end of site for another couple...
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January 2014
What have you seen on Bennachie?
While you are walking on Bennachie please take some time to look around and see what Birds, Flowers and Animals are living on the Hill, we would be very interested to hear about your sightings, please let us know either by leaving a Comment below or ...

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