News - 2019

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July 2019
Bosie cash handed to charities
Over three thousand eight hundred pounds was handed over to three worthy charities in a ceremony in Pittodrie House Hotel in front of Mither Tap. The money was raised through entry fees and donations for the Bennachie Bosie on 23rd June when 400 people formed a ring around the peak to give the hill a hug. The money was divided between 3 charities; Breast Cancer Care, The University of Aberdeen Development Trust and the Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team. Cheques of one thousand two hundred and eighty pounds were handed to representatives of each charity.
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July 2019
Bailies July Work Party Update
On Saturday 7th July the Bailies Work Party volunteers were tidying up in and around the various Colony buildings.
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July 2019
Trees cut round Bede House site
The site of the Bede House which was discovered in summer 2018 now looks very different following tree felling in the area. The Bede house was commissioned by the owners of Pittodrie House and it is still on the estate now managed by MacDonald Pittodrie House Hotel.
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July 2019
Fruit Ripening in the Kailyard
This summer fruit including gooseberries, currants and raspberries are growing in the Kailyard, the recreated kitchen garden next to the colony house, Shepherd's Lodge. The garden is being maintained by Bailies volunteers who are wondering how the colonists used their fruit and asking if they would have made cranachan?
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July 2019
Bede House Dig 2019
New excavation explores mysteries of historical settlement
Bennachie Bosie 2019
June 2019
Bennachie Bosie Success
“Amazing experience”, “emotional”, “really special occasion” just some of the reactions from the 400 people who took part in the “give Bennachie a bosie” event organised by conservation charity the Bailies of Bennachie.
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April 2019
Bennachie’s Biggest Bosie Announced
Be part of our charity Bennachie’s Biggest Bosie event on Sunday 23 June 2019 as we gather 400+ people together to form a complete human chain around the summit of Mither Tap and give Bennachie its biggest bosie ever!
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April 2019
Bailies Wildlife Group Update
Saturday 6 April 2019 saw the Bailies Wildlife Group meeting to catch up on the last year and plan this year’s events.
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April 2019
Bailies Work Party Update
On Saturday 6th April the Bailies Work Party Volunteers cut back the overgrowth at the Bennachie Centre car park entrance.
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April 2019
Bennachie Landscape Project Update
Geophysics at Druminor being carried out by Alpha Geosurvey with the aid of a generous grant from the Castle Studies Trust.
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March 2019
Bailies AGM March 2019
Our AGM was well supported with approximately 45 people present.
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March 2019
Grant Awarded to Bennachie Landscapes Project for Geophysical Survey at Druminnor Castle
A grant of £4020 has been awarded to Bennachie Landscapes Project to undertake a geophysical survey at Druminnor Castle.
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March 2019
Bailies Volunteers Kept Busy Repairing Two Dry Stone Dykes
Saturday 9th March was the first Bailies work party of the year!
Work Party on 9th March 2019
March 2019
First Work Party of 2019!
Saturday 9th March was the first Bailies work party of the year!

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