Banchory and District Initiative

Banchory and District Initiative (BDI) is a voluntary organisation working for:

  • Better community facilities
  • A more vibrant local economy
  • The promotion of local heritage and culture
  • Enhanced surroundings and a cleaner greener environment
  • A strong community spirit

BDI is an organisation that works closely with Banchory Community Council, Aberdeenshire Council and many other local and statutory bodies.   It is a community organistion that was established in 2004 to promote, lead and facilitate community development plans and projects in an area centred on Banchory.

BDI's activities are based on community action plans developed by BDI and the Banchory Community Council following Planning for Real and Making it Real Exercises.

BDI's current Business Plan is driven by the Banchory Community Council (BCC) 2003-2008 Action Plan.  The Business Plan will be reviewed and updated following the 2008/9 Making it Real Consultation being led by Banchory Community Council.


Registered Company Number: SC268718

Registered Charity Number SC041630