Bennachie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Bennachie is a distinctive hill with several tops set in the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside that can be seen from miles around, a popular visitor attraction in north-east Scotland.

This watercolour sketch looks across the lush, fertile farmland with Bennachie in the distance.

The slopes of the hill, once cultivated by prehistoric communities, are now blanketed by sweeping pine forests providing home for a diverse collection of wildlife, including red squirrels and many bird species.

Interesting fact: There have been two aircraft crashes on Bennachie, in 1939 and 1952. The two airmen that unfortunately died in the 1939 crash were the first British military casualties of WWII.

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