Current Projects

KGV Community Project for New Pavilion and additional Pitch Facilities

BDI is supporting KGV CP in funding applications for a permanent pavilion with eight changing rooms, a social area, kitchen and cafe.  More information here.

St Ternan’s Fair

Initiated in 2002 as Banchory’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations the Fair replaced the annual Banchory Gala which had originally been Banchory Games held in honour of St Ternan each year. Now established as one of Aberdeenshire's Heritage Fairs, St Ternans is a celebration of local culture. It offers a range of events for both locals and visitors. More information here.

Banchory Calendar

The calendar features local photographs of Banchory and District taken by local photographers. Sponsored by local businesses, all profits are used to support civic enhancements such as the Christmas Lights.

Bonnie Banchory

A civic pride project to improve the floral decorations in the Town Centre in association with Aberdeenshire Council, The Scolty Centre and Banchory businesses.

Scolty Trails Enhancement

BDI is working in partnership with Banchory Paths Association in planning and executing the improvement to the Scolty Hill Paths. More information here.

Visit Banchory!

A tourism marketing initiative in association with Visit Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, LeysEstate, Raemoir House Hotel, Milton of Crathes, Deeside Railway Preservation Society, Feughside Restaurant; Inchmarlo Golf Club, Banchory Golf Club, Deeside Activity Centre,Picture Nature and Banchory Community Council.

Walking to Health

A programme of short walks on a weekly basis to enable people to enjoy some gentle exercise in a friendly group. Walking to Health is a project managed by Banchory & DistrictInitiative Ltd with funding from NHS Grampian. More information here.

Banchory Energy Reduction Initiative (BERI)

This project aims to encourage local residents to consider how they can reduce their carbon footprint.

Swimming Pool:

BDI is working with Bandswim on the development of a proposal for a new Banchory swimming pool with Aberdeenshire Council.

Community Planning

Making it Real/Banchory in the 21st Century Event was held in 2009/2010. Organised in association with Banchory Community Council this event allowed Banchory residents the opportunity to air their views on priorities for Banchory.

Town Forum

Established in conjunction with the Banchory Community Council as a mechanism for the community to discuss major issues and influence decisions relating to Banchory's future.

Community Services:

  • Banchory Community Website
  • Winter Festival Guide - produced in 2009 for the first time as a pilot to gauge demand. the aim of the Guide is to promote events in the area to both locals and visitors.
  • Community Newsletter published 2 or 3 times each year
  • Office in Town Hall Reading Room 

If you would like to get involved with any of these community projects, or need some help with a new project,  we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact us by email on and someone from BDI will get back to you.

BDI Bi-monthly Project Reports

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