Bennachie Discovery Day

A fantastic family fun day is being staged at Bennachie later this month (Saturday 25 April) to introduce visitors to the team that helps manage the site – and to encourage them to get involved.

Emily Holmes, for the Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in the area, said;

“Bennachie is an iconic, special place full of wildlife, history, peace and excitement and the partners who manage the site all want to encourage more people to come and discover this amazing location.

“Our event will run from 11am – 3pm and it’s a chance to meet and speak to some of the people behind the scenes at Bennachie and to take part in a range of activities.

“There’ll be loads to do – including a fun Bennachie quiz – and there will be chances to build a bird box, learn all about squirrels, enjoy a guided walk and much more.

“It promises to be a great day out!” 

Together with Commission staff, there will be representatives of Aberdeenshire Council’s Ranger Service, the Bailies of Bennachie, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels and the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership.

Anyone coming along on the day should make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear – and should not that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments are available at Bennachie and while the majority of activities will be free of charge, there will be a small cost for making bird boxes.

For further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the team on 01466 794161.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.