Harbour Board supports dolphin centre project with £20,000

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Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded a contribution £10,000 per year of funding to Greyhope Bay to support the organisation’s development costs for the next 2 years.

The project has bold plans to construct a world class marine education and visitor centre at Greyhope Bay, just around the corner from Torry Battery, and will create a unique platform to view our visiting dolphins and wildlife.

Funding granted through Aberdeen Harbour Board’s Community Action Fund will support Greyhope Bay in taking the project to the next stage in pre-planning consultation, development of planning drawings and submission of planning application.

Greyhope Bay has had a recent swell of media and local support after hosting an exciting weekend of events in a glass-fronted marquee at the site to show the north-east community all that Greyhope Bay could offer. The weekend included a Friday night gala dinner and a family fun day on the Saturday where thousands made the trip to the site to get a flavour of what the centre could offer – showing there is a lot of interest in the project.

The Greyhope Bay development has synergy with the Aberdeen Harbour expansion in to Nigg Bay, and could in part maximise the potential impact of improvements being delivered, including extending and enhancing public use of the coastline.

Colin Parker, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board commented, “Building on our earlier support for this key project our Board strongly believed that further funding was appropriate. A marine education facility at this point would not only represent a great asset for the local community, city and region, it could also become an important visitor attraction for tourists including cruise ship passengers from all over the world.

For more information visit www.greyhopebay.org.uk

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