Bennachie picnic tables spruced-up

The picnic site at Bennachie has been given a bit of a makeover – thanks to the local Forest Enterprise Scotland team and the Baillies of Bennachie.

The popularity of the site had resulted in some of the picnic benches and tables looking a little the worse for wear, but nothing that a little care and attention couldn’t fix. 

Dan Cadle, Recreation Forester with Forest Enterprise Scotland, said;

"The picnic tables at Bennachie were starting to look a little tired, which is not a very welcoming site for visitors.

“We decided to give them a bit of a spruce up and, with the help of the Baillies of Bennachie, painted a couple of the older benches.

“We also made, built and installed some new benches and tables to refresh the area.   

“The benches now look great and hopefully they’ll see a lot of use by the visitors who come to this amazing place for a picnic."

Bennachie is a very popular visitor destination in Aberdeenshire that has something for everyone.

As well as a wide range of walking trails that cater for all abilities, there are three picnic areas around Bennachie with some wide open spaces where children can run around and burn off some energy.

The Bennachie Centre is a great starting point for any visit to this north east landmark.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. 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.