Natural Bennachie Peat Sampling with Dr. Schofield and ~ in the fields

Join us for a day out on Bennachie, exploring the world of geoscience field work.

Tuesday 18th June  –  9.45 am to 5pm

A few weeks ago we ventured out to the top of Bennachie to do some preliminary field work looking at the peat deposits that lie between the Mither Tap and Oxen Craig. Now it is time to collect the specimens that will be analysed and hopefully give us a picture of the past environments on Bennachie.

On Tuesday 18 June, we will be going out to collect the soil samples, led by Dr. Schofield and PhD student Laura McHardie from the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. They are joined by  Natural Bennachie artists Nicole and Stefan (~ in the fields) and the work carried out will inform the development of their exhibition at the Duncan Rice Library in November.

Meeting at the Back o’Bennachie Car Park, all are welcome to join us for the day. Activity will include a substantial amount of hill walking, and participants will need to bring appropriate clothing (wet weather clothing and sturdy boots) and a packed lunch. There will be ample opportunity for exploring while the field work is being carried out, and please bear in mind that there might be some patience required as the work is done.

If you would like to join us for a day of outdoor exploration and meet the scientists and artists involved in the Natural Bennachie project, please contact the SSW office on 01464 861372 by 5pm, Monday 17 June.

Meeting point: Back o’Bennachie Car Park
RSVP: or 01464 861372


Note: Please make sure to check the Natural Bennachie website to verify meeting place details before setting off on Tuesday, and keep in mind that the day will include a substantial amount of hill walking – it is important to ensure you are fit and able to undertake the activity. Participants undertake this activity at their own risk – there will be no drink stations or assistants on site. All participants are asked to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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