News - 2015

December 2015
Bailies December Work Party
It was our last work party of the year, Ian and Colin stopped on the way to repair the broken info board at Cairn Couttie, we spent the day cutting back gorse and broom from around the A frame colony site, it has been a while since we cut this ba...
Aberdeen Archaeology Lecture Audience
November 2015
Aberdeen Archaeology Lecture
On Monday 6th November University of Aberdeen archaeology lecturer Jeff Oliver held a Café Conversation at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie. In this he gave an illustrated lecture on the 2013 excavations and ongoing research about the Colony hou...
November 2015
November 2015 Workparty
Well done to the volunteers who braved the rain to come along to trim the willow sculpture at the Back o'Bennachie and clear the cross drains on the path to Oxen Craig, luckily there was a large group of volunteers so they split into 2 groups and all...
October 2015
Bennachie Landscapes
Photos by Iain Ralston The volunteers of the Bennachie Landscapes Project have been busy digging over the summer, they have uncovered remains of old walls, the digs will stop over the winter but they will be busy cleaning and cataloguing the pottery ...
October 2015
Bailies October Workparty
The Bailies volunteers had a lovely sunny day for their October Workparty, a new picnic bench was put in Danny Gordon's Widdie, fallen trees were removed from the burn at Burnside and gorse and broom were cut back from the Colony House as well, so qu...
September 2015
Bailies September Workparty
The volunteers at the Bailies workparty were busy on Saturday, some went up the hill to do some work on the Gordon Way and others were painting picnic benches for the FCS, the benches will be put outside the Bennachie Centre.
September 2015
New Bailies Constitution
As part of the process to keep the Bailies of Bennachie as healthy an organisation as possible, the current council have been looking at the legal structures that support us to do the great works we do. Part of this has been around the issue of a co...
August 2015
Green Apple Award
A group from Bibby Offshore come along to the Bailies workparties, they received a Gold, Green Apple Award for their conservation volunteering with the Bailies, well done!
August 2015
Bailies Constitution
The Bailies of Bennachie are in the process of updating their Constitution, which will be put forward for approval at the AGM in September, i will post the new proposed Constitution on our website and Facebook page shortly.
August 2015
August Work Party 2015
15 volunteers came along to clear a section of the Gordon Way that was very overgrown, it was a lovely sunny day so it was great to be working outdoors, we started off by cutting back Gorse bushes that had completely blocked the path, we sat in...
July 2015
Sad News
Kate Campbell an active member of the Bailies workparties has sadly passed away after a short illness, Kate was also a volunteer in the Bennachie Landscapes Archaeology group, she had a fun, lively personality and was well liked by all who worked wit...
July 2015
Bailies July Workparty
The plan was to repair a section of path from the Bennachie Centre to Mither Tap, it was not a good forecast but the rain stopped when we got there so we decided to go ahead, needless to say it did not stop for long!! after finding out that some peop...
June 2015
June Workparty
We had a lovely sunny day for the Bailies June Workparty although it was a bit windy on the tops, we started off at Rowantree carpark and made our way up to Mither Tap and Craigshannoch clearing out the water bars and culverts on the way, and cutt...
May 2015
Duelling of A96
DUALLING OF A96 The Bailies of Bennachie Committee are against "option C" especially on the lower slopes of Bennachie. But we need your thoughts too before...
May 2015
Bennachie Quiz
The Bailies held a quiz at the Discover Bennachie Day on Sat 25th April, the winner was Mr Scotsman who won a selection of books kindly donated by FCS, below are the questions and answers, how many did you know? How well do you know Bennachie? 1) Na...
April 2015
Gordon Way Closures
A tree felling operation is being carried out that will affect access on the Gordon way, commencing 27th April 2015, and will last for approximately 3 months. The Suie car park will be closed, but parking will be available on the opposite site of the...
April 2015
Bennachie Landscapes Project Banners
Bennachie Landscape Project Banners on display at Keig primary school where they were for a week last month and Old Meldrum library where they are currently on display. Why not pop along and have a look and learn more about Bennachie.
March 2015
Bennachie Centre Opening Times
The Bennachie Centre will be opening on Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Saturday 31st October 2015, it will be open daily 10am-5pm, why not drop in and see the information displays and have a chat with the wardens.
March 2015
Volunteer's Repair Dyke
A section of the Dyke near the Bennachie Centre was very unstable, Colin and Mick from the Bailies spent 3 days repairing it, thanks guys for your hard work, it's looking good now.

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