News - 2020

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May 2020
A Breath O' Bennachie: Views On The Hill
Landmarks such as the Fog House, paths on the summit, views from the hill, and all weathers from sun to fog and snow feature in 'Views on the hill'. It is the latest video in the 'A Breath o' Bennachie' series which brings the hillside to people's living rooms during the Covid 19 restrictions.
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May 2020
A Breath O'Bennachie: Your Bennachie
The latest video in the ‘Breath O’ Bennachie’ series: “Your Bennachie” illustrates the various ways people enjoy the hill. From special occasions such as birthdays and weddings to fundraising events, to picnics, dog walks and runs, the video captures the way people enjoy Bennachie.
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May 2020
A Breath 'O Bennachie: Seasons
The Bailies have released the latest video in the ‘Breath O’ Bennachie’ series: ‘Seasons’ shows how the hillside changes throughout the year. From the arrival of spring flowers to harvest during late summer to the larches in autumn to snowy scenes the video captures the ever changing seasons on Bennachie.
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May 2020
A Breath 'O Bennachie: Past Times
Scenes from the last hundred years make up the latest ‘Breath ‘O Bennachie’ video from the Bailies of Bennachie: Bennachie Folk though the 20th Century – images from the Bailies Achieves.
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May 2020
Wildlife Challenges In Lockdown
During the Covid-19 crisis the Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife group is not meeting up but the section leaders have set members challenges for them to be able to spot signs of local wildlife when they are out on their daily exercise.
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May 2020
A Breath 'O Bennachie: Bennachie Views
The latest video in the 'Breath O' Bennachie' series looks at views of the hill range from the surrounding countryside.
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April 2020
Listen to a Virtual Dawn Chorus Walk
On Sunday 26th April members of the Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife group planned to get up early to hear the dawn chorus and identify birds greeting the day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the walk is not taking place but the leader of the Bird section, John Wills has put together a virtual walk with a guide to the bird song that is around us in springtime.
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April 2020
A Breath 'O Bennachie: Archaeology
The latest video in the 'Breath of Bennachie' series looks at the history of the hill through the archaeology that has taken place over the last decade. It covers the re-discovery of the well on Mither Tap, the unearthing of the Bede House and last year's dig on the Pittodrie Estate.
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April 2020
A Walk Up Mither Tap
The conservation charity, the Bailies of Bennachie, has released a short video, ‘A walk to Mither Tap’, giving people the opportunity to have a virtual climb up the much loved landmark from their living rooms.
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April 2020
Voting Opens for Bailies Photograph Competition
Voting has opened in the competition to choose the best photos of Bennachie to feature in the Bailies 2021 calendar. The competition has been moved online because of the COVID-19 crisis.
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April 2020
A Breath 'O Bennachie
During the Covid-19 crisis the Bailies of Bennachie, are aiming to bring a breath o’ Bennachie into people’s living rooms with a series of short slideshows showing aspects of the hill.
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March 2020
Calendar Photo Competition Goes Online
The Bailies have moved the photo competition for their fundraising calendar online. There is still time for people to enter their best photo of the hill to publications@bailiesofbennachie.co.uk, the closing date is the 6th April.
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March 2020
FLS Closing Carparks on Bennachie
We have just been informed that FLS will be closing their carparks on Bennachie and erecting barriers at the entrance
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March 2020
AGM 2020 and Talk Postponed
Due to the government advice on the coronavirus outbreak the talk by Professor Gordon Noble due to take place on Thursday evening has been postponed. It is hoped to reschedule in a few months.
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March 2020
Wildlife Group Tracking Day
On Sunday 8th March the wildlife group's mammals section had a well attended full day of tracking training. It was led by Lizzie Bacon and Willow Lohr who showed the group how to recognise animal remains, tracks and even different types of poo.
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March 2020
Bailies March 2020 Work Party Update
On Saturday 7th March 2020 the Bailies Work Party volunteers were planting Oak trees near to Donview Car Park.
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March 2020
New Volunteer Hill Wardens Start Work on Bennachie
Twenty eight volunteers are to start work as hill wardens for the conservation charity the Bailies of Bennachie. Wardens report on blocked drains, water on paths, windblown trees, and overgrown vegetation.
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February 2020
Secrets of Pictish Hillfort on Bennachie Revealed at Inverurie Talk
Professor Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen led the amazing dig into the pictish hill fort last June. He will be giving a talk about the findings later in the year as the guest speaker at the Bailies of Bennachie AGM. All welcome to attend.
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February 2020
Call for Entries for Photograph Competition for Bailies Calendar
The Bailies of Bennachie are calling for people with fabulous photos taken on or of the hill range to enter them into a competition. The winning photographs will be featured in the popular Bailies of Bennachie calendar for 2021.
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January 2020
Appeal for Volunteers to be Hill Wardens
The Bailies of Bennachie are looking for volunteers to become hill wardens. This will mean making a commitment to walk a section of the hillside once every six weeks and keeping an eye out for any damage or changes to the paths, dykes and other features.
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January 2020
Good Turnout for First Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife Group of 2020
About 50 people turned out on Saturday evening at Monymusk village hall for the first meeting of the Bailies of Bennachie Wildlife group. They heard a talk on wild geese and swans from Dr Ian Francis of the RSPB.

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