Greyhope Bay

Torry Battery 1860 - 2022

1860 Torry Point Battery
Torry Point Battery was built in 1860 as a training ground and barracks for soldiers stationed there until it was decommissioned in the 1950s

World War I and World War II
The guns at Torry Battery were never fired in anger, During WWII a ship was spotted on the horizon and a warning shot was fired but it was found to be friendly ship. The larger guns had a firing range as far as Newburgh!

1946 – 1953 Emergency Housing
Between 1946 and 1953, 20 families were living in the abandoned barracks at Torry Battery. Our community of supporters includes Jim Craig (JCE Energy) and Peter (ex-trawlerman) who both lived at Torry Battery when they were young boys and have a deep affection for the monument.

1960’s Partly Demolished
The abandoned battery was seen as an eyesore and a dangerous place and so a decision was taken to partly demolish and clear the interior barracks of the battery.

1960's - 2000's Playground and Local Meet-Up
After it's partial demolition Torry Battery continued to be a gathering place for locals. Many people still recall days out at Torry Battery fishing for buckies and picnicking with family, many playing on the ramparts and using the site as a massive playground.

The site continues to be visited to this day by nature lovers and those wanting to remember and connect to lost loved ones.

2022 Greyhope Bay Centre Opens
The culmination of years of community consultation and engagement, planning and fundraising, the Greyhope Bay Centre opens its doors on 9 April, 2022 as part of a 5-year plan to establish the site as a top destination for connecting to Aberdeen's coast and its marine world.

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