Greyhope Bay: 'The Bridge' towards a new image for Aberdeen.

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

Fiona McIntyre, PhD, the founder and director of Greyhope Bay came to RGU on Friday 6th October to talk about the project. 

 

Two years ago Ms McIntyre initiated this project to change the image of Aberdeen from an industrious oil and gas city to one recognised for its unique setting. To do so, Ms McIntyre plans to build a site with a panoramic view to observe the city’s harbour, beach and the dolphins because it is one of the best places in Europe to watch them. 

 

But since it is a £10 million project it will take some time to raise the money needed to construct it.  So in the meantime, Fiona introduces 'The Bridge', a project that will "bridge Greyhope bay from where we are today to the point at which the full-scale building is constructed on site". 

 

To make the bridge the project will need people to get involved. If you’re wondering why you would want to get involved, Ms McIntyre has an answer for you: "This is a highly visual project, it’s going to be big profile, it’s about Aberdeen, it’s about an opportunity [and] because you can contribute in whatever capacity you’re willing to."

 

It is already a big profile as the BBC picked up on the story back in May 2017, and since it has been covered by local newspapers and STV.

 

You can get involved by coming to one of the sessions and pitching your ideas to gain crowd-funding, or help organise events, and help the project gain more traction. The goal is for Ms McIntyre to build a community to surround herself with during this phase of her project to come up with ideas, create and participate in events, and gain attention. 

 

This project won't just rely on crowd-funding but will challenge the local businesses to donate physical resources in the construction of the final building The plan is for the building to be “a self-contained unit developed as an eco-project” with solar-power and rain collection.  

 

The crowd-funding campaign starts as of October up until Spring 2018 and in June 2018 the bridge will open its doors for the first time. 

 

If you wish to get involved in the project contact Mr Craig Leith: c.leith1@rgu.ac.uk  

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
 

Latest News

Social Space Survey

We're looking for your thoughts and opinions on the social space options across campus

 
STAR Awards 2018/19 - Nominations are OPEN!

A chance for students to thank staff members who go above and beyond to support them, and for staff to receive recognition from their students

 
 

Top stories from Radar

This Week in the News| 02/12/18

Tesco are installing electric car chargers in their Extra and Superstore carparks, the Spanish capital are implementing an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles, and, Instagram have introduced a new feature called 'Close Friends'.

 
Call of Cthulhu review

Plunge into the deep horrors of the cosmic world created by HP Lovecraft as madness and Old Gods lurk at every corner, the 'Call Of Cthulhu' game is inspired by the classic pen and paper RPH by Chaosium.

 
First Man Review: Standing between life and death, earth and moon.

It is almost impossible to think about Neil Amstrong without picturing him stepping onto the moon saying: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Yet, 'First Man' shows Neil Armstrong as just Neil, as just a man.

 
Most crime ravaged area in Aberdeen revealed

Statistics from the last 5 years show the city centre has by far the most crimes reported under every category compared to other areas of Aberdeen such as Hanover, Woodside and Bucksburn.