News - 2022
Wildlife and Bennachie Landscape Group Hold Evening Walk Members of the Bailies of Bennachie wildlife and Landscape Groups held a walk looking at the history of the Colony and the impact of cultivation on the vegetation of the hillside.
70 Jubilee Trees To Be Planted The environmental charity, the Bailies of Bennachie, plan to plant 70 trees on the hillside to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The first tree, a fruit tree, was planted at the weekend and the other 69 will be planted later in the year.
Gift Allows Charity To Resume Work on Bennachie Aberdeenshire based offshore service business, OEG Offshore UK Ltd has donated a container to the Bailies of Bennachie, after their previous one was damaged during storm Arwen. The Bailies work parties usually spend hundreds of hours on the hill doing jobs such as maintaining footpaths, improving drainage, re-building dykes and cutting back vegetation. In the last couple of years this has been halted by the COVID pandemic and the storms last autumn. Fallen trees on the original Bailies container caused irreparable damage making it impossible to use.
New Bailies of Bennachie Chair Announced The new chair of the Bailies of Bennachie, Peter Stock, says he is taking over the charity at an exciting time in 2022.
Send Off for Senior Bailie, Jackie After 12 Years at the Helm Members of the Bailies of Bennachie have paid tribute to Jackie Cumberbirch who is stepping down as chair, or senior Bailie, after being in post since 2009. In a gathering at Monymusk village hall on Saturday 19th March a slideshow of Jackie’s time at the Bailies was shown and she was presented with a gift from the grateful members.
Beautiful Bennachie Photos Wanted for Anniversary Calendar 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Bailies of Bennachie. Their popular calendar for the year will mark the occasion with extra pages and it is hoped even more outstanding pictures of the iconic hill range. They are putting out an appeal to local photographers to submit their best photos of or on Bennachie to be included in the anniver-sary calendar.
Bailies AGM 2022 The Bailies AGM was held on Thursday 24th February 2022 by Zoom.
Annual Report 2021 The Bailies Annual Report for 2021 is now available to view
Bailies of Bennachie AGM 2022 Our 2022 AGM will be held on 24th February 7.30pm on ZOOM
Exploring Co-Production In Community Heritage Research Exploring co-production in community heritage research: Reflections from the Bennachie Landscapes Project
Work Ongoing To Open Up Bennachie Carpark Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) team in Aberdeenshire aims to re-open the visitor carpark at the Bennachie Visitor Centre later this month – on a temporary basis.