Bennachie to be seen in new light at AGM


Bennachie will come under the spotlight at an event in Inverurie later this month.

The Bailies of Bennachie are holding their AGM in the Acorn Centre on Thursday, September 17, which will be followed by a talk by Dr Gordon Noble, of Aberdeen University’s archaeology department.

“Bennachie and Tap O’ Noth Uncovered using 3 D lidar Scanning”, promises to be both interesting and informative.

By using airborne LiDAR data it is possible to digitally ‘remove’ the buildings, trees and other surface features, leaving behind the underlying terrain so that the fort on Mither Tap can really be seen, and the Maiden Causeway and then other features not at present obvious on Bennachie.

Dr Noble will be presenting these images which will be the first time they have been seen by a public audience. The actual scanning of Mither Tap and Tap of Noth took place in the Spring and was funded by both Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service and Forestry Commission Scotland. The talk is free and refreshments will be available.

The Bailies will also be launching their third book in the Bennachie Landscape Series, which will be available on the night for £10.

The event gets under way at 7.30 pm.