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Save Bennachie

The Save Bennachie Alliance is working together to defend Bennachie from the re-routing and dualling of the A96 and providing solutions to the area's traffic problems.

Why is Bennachie in Danger?

Transport Scotland is progressing the programme to upgrade the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness to dual carriageway standard by 2030.

A number of route options near Inverurie are being considered and some of these encroach upon Bennachie and its surrounding area.

The Save Bennachie Alliance is working to protect and defend Bennachie and its surrounding area from any encroachment by the new A96 dual carriageway.

We want to engage with all stakeholders to ensure that they understand the local concerns about the environmental and human impact of each route and highlight the benefits of the alternative routes.

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Do You Want Your Concerns Addressed? How to contact Amey-Arup and Transport Scotland

Should you wish to contact AmeyArup, details for the community engagement team are:

Stakeholder Co-ordinator: Bonny Pailing
Tel: 01467 672500
Email: bonny.pailing@arup.com

Landowner and Communities Manager: Billy Gordon
Tel: 01467 672500
Email: billy.gordon@amey.co.uk

By post: AmeyArup, Office 7, Thainstone Business Centre, Thainstone, Inverurie, AB51 5TB

For further information on the A96 Dualling Programme, please contact:

By post: A96 Dualling Team, Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0HF
Email: a96dualling@transport.gov.scot

Updates

September 2018
Constructive Meeting with Scottish Transport Minister
Save Bennachie campaign say they have had a positive meeting with the Transport Minister who will be responsible for deciding the fate of Bennachie.
September 2018
Ten Seconds to Save Bennachie
The Save Bennachie Alliance is launching a new social media initiative to help stop a dual carriageway being carved through one of Scotland’s most precious landscapes. The project featuring short clips from the general public will launches on Facebook and Instagram.
May 2018
Rumbles Calls for Bennachie to be Protected During A96 Planning Phase
North East MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to guarantee that Aberdeenshire’s iconic Bennachie will protected throughout the development process for dualling the A96.
January 2018
“Out of Doors” Programme on BBC Radio Scotland
Mark Stephen met Save Bennachie Campaigners and The Bailies of Bennachie members at The Bennachie Centre to record an interview for the programme to be broadcast on...