Bennachie @ The Garioch Heritage Centre

People, Pictures, and the Past

Saturday 25th April | 10am – 1pm

Tickets are now on sale for a one off event this April ‘Bennachie @ The Garioch Heritage Centre: people, pictures and the past’.  The half day on Saturday 25th April will have four presentations shedding new light on the history, tradition and old photographs from the Bennachie area.  It is being organized by conservation charity, the Bailies of Bennachie.

Kemnay historian and author, Duncan Downie, will be showing the Sarah Cormack collection of photographs taken in and around Bennachie in the 1890s and 1910s. This beautiful collection sheds light on what life was like in the Garioch over a hundred years ago. 

Recent finds on the Pittodrie House Hotel estate will be the subject of a presentation by archeologist Colin Shepherd. ‘Lines in the land: decoding Pittodrie’ will tell how aeriel photography has led to archaelogical digs and a hidden history on the estate.

Jo Vergunst from the University of Aberdeen, is looking at ‘Stories from Bennachie: Our oral history’ and geologist Andrew Wainwight will be sharing his findings on the ‘Bennachie Quarries and Quarriers’.

The outreach officer of the Bailies of Bennachie, Fiona Cormack commented:

“This is an exciting line up and promises to be a fascinating morning. Tickets are only £10.00 and include tea or coffee and biscuits. They are available now from, or in person at the Garioch Heritage Centre. They will be also on sale at the Bennachie Visitor’s Centre when they open for the summer on 1st April. All profits from the event will go to the Garioch Heritage Centre.” 


For more information contact Fiona Cormack Outreach officer: outreach@bailiesofbennachie.co.uk 

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