Bennachie Visitor Centre - Where your Bennachie experience begins ...

Pitcaple, Inverurie AB51 5HY

The Bennachie Centre Trust

Bennachie Centre Trust

The Bennachie Centre Trust is a registered charity (SCO25431) which is responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the public space within the Bennachie Visitor Centre.

The Bennachie Centre Trust is a volunteer driven organisation which is supported by its partners:


Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service who run the Centre on behalf of the Trust

Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service who run the Centre on behalf of the Trust

Forestry Commission Scotland who own and manage the hill

Forestry Commission Scotland who own and manage much of the hill

Bailies of Bennachie

Bailies of Bennachie


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Trustees Required

The Bennachie Centre Trust is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (SCO 25431). Supported by its partners, it is responsible for the management, internal maintenance and development of the public spaces within the Bennachie Visitor Centre.

The Centre has been awarded a four star status by Visit Scotland and attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors annually. This is forecast to increase in the next few years with a greater emphasis on tourism in the area. Situated in Essons car park it is the perfect spot to start exploring the Bennachie Range.

During the closed season of November 2016 to April 2017, the Centre had a significant refurbishment including new exhibits, improved catering facilities and the opening of the Community Room for use by groups.

To build on this work, the Bennachie Centre Trust - which meets quarterly - is looking for additional Trustees.

If you would like to find out more information about the Bennachie Visitor Centre please contact the Bennachie Centre Warden, Jan Lythgoe on 01467 681470 or jan.lythgoe@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Should you wish to express an interest please contact Sheena Lonchay, Chair, Bennachie Centre Trust on 07949 212280 or sheena.lonchay@googlemail.com.

The Bennachie Centre Trust - Our Aims

Chair of the Bennachie Centre Trust, Sheena Lonchay, giving a warm welcome to visitors

Chair of the Bennachie Centre Trust, Sheena Lonchay, giving a warm welcome to visitors


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