The 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 Ranger Service who run the Centre on behalf of the Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland who own and manage much of the hill
Bailies of Bennachie
The Bennachie Centre Trust - Our Aims
- To provide a focus for visitors to discover what is special about Bennachie and the surrounding area, increasing visitors understanding and enjoyment of the local environment.
- To encourage visitors to use Bennachie Centre as an orientation resource for planning recreational activities.
- To provide an opportunity to relate the environment of Bennachie to global themes such as sustainability, drawing attention to the collective responsibility we all have in sustaining the environment for future generations.
- To ensure a high quality of interpretation which will stimulate interest in Bennachie and reflect the variety of ways in which people learn to meet the needs of the target audience.
- To provide both a formal and an informal educational learning experience.
- To extend the visitor base.
- To create and maintain a responsive service which changes in line with the needs and wishes of Bennachie Stakeholders.
Chair of the Bennachie Centre Trust, Sheena Lonchay, giving a warm welcome to visitors