A community group has announced it will undertake a week-long fundraising drive in a bid to build a new wildlife site at the Torry Battery, overlooking Aberdeen Harbour.
The Greyhope Bay project had managed to raise around 80% of its £139,000 funding goal, with £116,000 raised by members of the north-east community, before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
It plans to deliver a glass-fronted marine centre, cafe and outdoor decking area that will enhance the current access to Torry Battery.
Launching on Saturday morning, the fundraiser will boast a life-size dolphin called Dot, where those attending can compete to win a prize for the best selfie.
A number of beach clean efforts across Aberdeen will see the Greyhope Bay team up with the Muggymoss group and other community groups across the week, while sponsored bike ride will take place between Braemar and Torry Battery.
Organiser and marine biologist Fiona McIntyre said: “We are delighted to be hosting ‘Greyhope Week’ with our community who have come up with fun and creative ways to celebrate and fundraise for Greyhope Bay.
“With Dot the dolphin marking our spot at Torry Battery we are now starting on site, we will have more news coming soon on the delivery of our dolphin viewing centre, cafe and community space – stay tuned”