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New film will celebrate Bennachie


By Kyle Ritchie

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A new film showcasing and celebrating Bennachie is set to be released.

A Puckle of Days on Bennachie will show how individuals and groups interact with the one of the north-east's most recognisable landmarks.

The half-hour long feature is being released online via the conservation charity's Bailies of Bennachie website on Friday.

The film follows the charity and others over some months. Various aspects of life are captured including tree felling, volunteers doing work, archeology, wildlife footage and mountain bikers.

The film captures various aspects of life on Bennachie.
The film captures various aspects of life on Bennachie.

It was made by Inverurie film-maker Alex Thomson. He said: “It has been a real privilege working alongside the Bailies of Bennachie to make this film.

"It is a stunning landscape to photograph and I have tried to show what makes Bennachie such a loved hill to people throughout Aberdeenshire and beyond.”

Bailies chairwoman Jackie Cumberbirch said: “This is a beautifully shot gentle film which gives an insight into some of the activity on the Bennachie hill range.

"It will be of interest to local people and anyone with an interest in the environment, nature and sustainability. It is a great showcase for Bennachie and the Bailies.

"Due to current Covid restrictions it is being released online but we hope it will also gain a screen audience at film clubs around the region.

“The film takes in many events over the past 12 months including the Bennachie Bosie when 400 people came together to hug Mither Tap for breast cancer charities.”

The film can be viewed at www.bailiesofbennachie.co.uk from Friday.



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