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Take a virtual walk on Bennachie during coronavirus lockdown

By Pat Scott

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BENNACHIE and popular walks in the area might be ruled out by the ruling that no unnecessary journeys should be undertaken but people will still be able to enjoy the hill during the coronavirus lockdown.

The conservation charity, the Bailies of Bennachie, is aiming to bring a breath o’ Bennachie into people’s living rooms with a series of short slideshows showing aspects of the hill.

Outreach officer, Fiona Cormack explained: “During the current Covid-19 crisis the Bennachie car parks are closed and people are being told not to undertake unnecessary journeys.

"This means many people who love being up on the hill range are missing it. Others may not have been up Bennachie for years, but now they are self isolating, being able to look at Bennachie online could bring back happy memories and the sense of openness and freedom that the hill brings.”

The short shows will assembled and released over the next few weeks. They will be shown on the Bailies of Bennachie Facebook page and website, www.bailiesofbennachie.co.uk .

It is hoped to produce one slideshow a week on various themes and anyone who has a photo or short video clip which would be suitable should send them by email to info@bailiesofbennachie.co.uk and indicate which theme they are relevant for.

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