The Greyhope Bay Centre at Torry Battery opened its doors on Saturday 9th of April. This wonderful café space offers stunning views of Aberdeen city, the coast and the harbour. Because of this, it’s one of the best places to see bottlenose dolphins in the world from land.

Using an exciting hybrid energy solution, circular rainwater treatment technology, and composting loos that operate on the power of sunlight and wind, the Greyhope Bay Center is the city’s first and only completely off-grid café, community and education space. Surely giving green tea a whole new meaning!


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Visitors can enjoy coffee and cake at the Greyhope Bay Center this weekend along with a breathtaking view. What’s more, the centre will also be a community and educational space. The spring and summer programs will begin right away. Trading times for the centre over the launch weekend will be Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Liberty Kitchen

Food truck favourites, The Liberty Kitchen, will operate the cafe. Normal café hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors can take part in events throughout the week and also on some evenings.

As well as regular events such as community coffee mornings and beach clean meet-ups, the Greyhope Bay Centre also has a range of bookable workshops for adults and families available on their website. Visitors can book their place at events that include artist-led workshops. On top of this, the team will offer volunteer training for citizen science surveys of whales and dolphins.

Greyhope Bay Centre – Cake by the ocean

A big moment for Greyhope Bay Centre

Greyhope Bay Founder and Managing Director Fiona McIntyre said, “Opening is a big moment for Greyhope Bay and the team. It all started with a dream I had for Aberdeen almost 10 years ago to which there was a huge response. Each milestone was made possible by the belief, shared hope and determination of the Torry and Aberdeen community.”

Furthermore, Project Architect, Prof Gokay Deveci added, “The biggest impact of this project is to do with other people who have big dreams, people who want to achieve something, they can look at it and say, it can be done.”

Crew membership supports the charity’s work while offering great benefits, including 5 free coffees and discounts on events www.greyhopebay.com/crew


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