A new visitor attraction at one of the country’s best dolphin watching spots is taking shape.
The soon to be open Greyhope Bay Centre is being formed around two 40ft shipping containers at Torry Battery in Aberdeen.
New photos from the charity show they have now been lowered into place to form the structure of the much-anticipated centre, which will become a prime dolphin spotting centre while offering stunning coastal views.
Founder and managing director Fiona MacIntyre was on site at Torry Battery to see the space coming to life.
She said : “A huge thank you and congratulations to all the design and construction team members for the design and delivery of the containers on site.
“In particular, Colin Lawson Transport, Aberclean Plant and Sweeper Hire, Graeme W. Cheyne Builders and project architect, Professor Gokay Deveci of Robert Gordon University.”
Stunning coastal views
As well as protecting Torry Battery’s position as a significant environmental and historical site, the new centre is expected to bring more people to the area.
In a video shared online, Miss MacIntyre shared what visitors can expect from the space in the future.
The green-powered centre will feature a cafe run by The Liberty Kitchen and a unique community and educational space.
It is perfectly located for visitors to enjoy views of the city, coast and harbour – as well as the dolphins who regularly make an appearance.
The Greyhope Bay project will secure an “innovative future” for Torry Battery and allow the charity to further connect the community to the coast.
Ground was first broken at the site back in September with Miss MacIntyre saying at the time she was most excited to see the containers arriving.
The two containers were donated by Greenwell Equipment in East Tullos and transformed for use at the centre at the Dynamix Modular Workshop in Arbroath.
Now they are in place, work will continue on the internal and external fit over the coming weeks.
The charity is also organising programming and events which people can get involved with to show their support.
It is aiming to sign up 1,000 Founder Crew members before the centre’s grand opening. Those who join will receive an exclusive pin badge, five free coffees once open and exclusive discounts on events.