Creating community raises over £90,000 in 10 weeks!

At the family event, we felt a tangible boost of energy around the project that sparked new connections with people sharing stories of picnic’s on Torry beach and childhoods spent playing in amongst the ruins of the Battery. For many others it was the first time they were visiting Torry Battery even after spending a lifetime in the area.

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Fiona McIntyre
More Than Coffee with a View

At the end of the day, our vision has now integrated sustainability at its core, meaning that we build responsibly, that our visitors will engage in responsible behaviour while onsite at our plastic neutral café and leave with a greater sense of their contribution to keeping our oceans and environment clean.

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Fiona McIntyre
Coming Back Stronger

When you’re in a fog it can be hard to find clarity, sometimes you need to hit a wall. We got back to the basics. Getting to to the core of what Greyhope Bay is about and putting together a clear message and framework that allows individuals, organisations and communities to see themselves in the project, come to the table and be part of leading the change for Aberdeen.

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Fiona McIntyre
Permissions Granted

Grey hope Bay have been granted planning permission for our ‘Dolphins at the Battery’ project – a viewing platform, exhibit space, and coffee point at Torry Battery to be created using repurposed shipping containers.

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Fiona McIntyre
The Story So Far

It has been 3 years since I founded Greyhope Bay (a charitable company) with the ambition of highlighting our incredible coastal setting and visiting marine wildlife.

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Fiona McIntyre
Success by Collective Effort and Community

This is the crux of the project’s success, a massive collective effort and community of support by those who are led by a resonance with the Greyhope Bay concept , imagining more for the city and offering heart, hard work and expertise to contribute and be a part of making it happen.

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Fiona McIntyre
Digging Holes

On that day, standing on site with me, was a digger man, an engineer, an archaeologist and architect, there for the project, excited to be a part of it, musing on its significance, inspired by its beauty and as a result, invested in its outcome.

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Fiona McIntyre