Greyhope Bay is a charitable organisation with plans to deliver a marine experience centre that will connect communities with our dynamic marine environment.
Dolphins at the Battery will deliver a zero-footprint glass-fronted viewing platform, will enhance access to Torry Battery, a site with a unique heritage, spectacular panoramic views of Aberdeens city and coast, and the best view of our charismatic bottlenose dolphins - the largest bottlenose dolphins found anywhere in the world.
Dolphins at the Battery will deliver a removable/reusable glass-fronted viewing platform, cafe and outdoor exhibit that invites visitors to experience our natural and historic environment while they explore an extraordinary local monument.
Within this setting, Greyhope Bay will invite visitors to experience our marine world, imagine more for the city and what we can collectively achieve, and be a part of leading the change.
Sustainability is at the core of the experience we are creating and central to our business model. Working with innovators at RGU and the University of Aberdeen, the facility will be a showcase for sustainable design, technology and behavioural changes focussing on plastic neutrality and the circular economy.
Once open, we will be working with the University of Aberdeen and local community groups to offer engaging educational opportunities based on marine science and wildlife, history and storytelling and artistic landscape and theatrical interpretation.
Our programme will include a unique outdoor venue for cultural events, markets and festivals.
We have secured temporary 5 years planning permission from Aberdeen City Council and Scheduled Monument Consent from Historic Environment Scotland has been secured. This demonstrates a commitment to establishing the project and longer-term ambitions for a more permanent development of the site.
We are now working to raise the capital to break ground and open in the spring of 2020. With that goal in mind, we have created a framework for organisations, community leaders and individuals to be part of the project and make a change for Aberdeen and our marine world.
Our community of Greyhope Skippers are mobilising their communities and organisations to fundraise and help lead the change for Aberdeen and open Dolphins at the Battery in Spring 2020. Support our Skippers today!
We will celebrate our Greyhope Skippers fundraising efforts on the 29th of September at Torry Battery. Join us :)