Greyhope Bay exists to connect and engage communities with our marine world
We are based in Torry, a community built around an old fishing village with a deep heritage and surrounding natural beauty and wildlife
Through the delivery of a marine experience centre and community space where visitors can enjoy and connect to the natural, marine and historical environment on Aberdeen’s doorstep
The first phase of the project will deliver a low impact, glass-fronted centre, café and outdoor decking that will enhance access to Torry Battery, a site with a unique heritage and spectacular panoramic views of Aberdeen city, harbour and coast, and the best view of our charismatic bottlenose dolphins
Our building and facility operations will act as a flagship in sustainable practice, modelling innovation in technology, the circular economy and low-impact behaviours with the aim of sharing understanding and emulating changes we can make to protect our marine environment
Stories bring this project alive, the centre will act as a hub from where we tell stories through our educational and participatory programme inviting our community to:
EXPERIENCE MORE of our marine world, our wildlife, our heritage, our city and enjoying the natural beauty and diversity of our own back yard
IMAGINE MORE for the city and what we can collectively achieve as communities including our commitment to a low-impact build, plastic neutral centre, and educational programme as a community led project
MAKE A CHANGE by joining our community and making a change for our marine environment
This programme will be hosted as a collaboration with participatory organisations and storytelling through multiple medias (online digital content, informative, participatory and artistic interpretation across the site, events and school programming)
EXPERIENCE FOR ALL
MAKE A CHANGE
Fiona founded Greyhope Bay in late 2016 with the ambition to connect and engage communities with the marine wildlife, environment and heritage on Aberdeen’s doorstep.
Fiona is purpose driven and leads Greyhope Bay as Managing Director by rooting the project in its core values of community empowerment, collaboration and inspiring change.
Fiona has successfully built a team around her and mobilised a community behind Greyhope Bay.
Fiona is an accomplished social entrepreneur, communicator, strategist and marine research scientist.
Fiona is available for speaking at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gokay Deveci has worked with Fiona since the early conceptual stages of the project, as early as 2013. Gokay has understood Fiona’s ambition for the project in terms of place making and the impact of creating a building with meaning.
Gokay’s design influence has been led by how we can create a building with resilience, a build project owned by the community that can adapt and last in changing economic, social and cultural circumstances.
Gokay holds a professorial chair at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at the Robert Gordon University.
He has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing.
Carole joined Greyhope Bay in May 2019 to apply her communications, strategy and fundraising experience to support the delivery of the project. Her collaboration with Fiona has led to the successful launch of a new fundraising campaign for Greyhope Bay rooted in building community ownership and support.
Her passion for driving sustainable entrepreneurship forwards has integrated the values of the circular economy through all aspects of the project from design to operations.
She has been involved with community-led initiatives at an organisational level since the early days of her career and prioritises projects that advance wellbeing for people and the planet. She is a diver, paddler, surfer and all-around ocean lover.
Natalia has collaborated with Fiona since 2017 supporting her through a process of deep reflection and vulnerability to both understand and communicate the true drivers and story of Greyhope Bay.
With the purpose clear, Natalia has been able to collaborate with the Greyhope Bay team to design a new way of fundraising, a way that would commit authentically to the values and story of the project - empowering our community and sharing the energy of the project.
Natalia continues to work with Greyhope Bay as a consultant in storytelling as we develop Greyhope Stories an educational and participatory programme that will connect our communities to this magnetic and historic part of Aberdeen.
James joined the Greyhope Bay team in summer 2019 with the aim of supporting our rebrand, website development and graphic design work.
James immediately understood the ethos and values of Greyhope Bay and has used his creative design skills to tell our story through thoughtful design, identity, print and even handmade ceramics.
He travels between Glasgow & Aberdeenshire and regularly supports Greyhope Bay with authentic creative ideas in both our communications and operational strategy.
Ryden LLP joined the Greyhope Bay team in April 2020 as appointed Project Manager for the project design and construction phase of the temporary facility at Torry Battery.
David has worked alongside Grant Jamieson to establish a structure and procedure for the project design team working closely with the project architect, contractors and providing professional advice to the Greyhope Bay Board.
David’s work is a critical component to ensuring exemplary management of the design and construction of what is a complex build project. This complexity relates to the bespoke nature of the design, off-grid challenges of this historic site and the coordination of many contributing parties who have supported the project largely by in-kind contributions and partnerships.