Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/9/2011

Unlocking the secrets of the “Bennachie Colonists’

(Media-Newswire.com) – Researchers from the University of Aberdeen will team up with a voluntary conservation society, the Baillies of Bennachie, to host a community archaeology weekend which could help to unlock the secrets of the ‘Bennachie Colonists’.

The ‘colony’ on the slopes of Bennachie is celebrated in the north-east for having been a site of tension between 19th century crofter-colonists, who settled on unoccupied common land, and neighbouring landowners. for more click here

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