Maritime Museum

Dr Leslie Mabon (Scottish Association for Marine Science, and Future Earth Coasts Fellow) explaining the maritime history of Aberdeen and surrounding areas to Manami Sato (Director of Shimizusawa Project in Yubari, Japan). In the Maritime Museum, during Manami’s one-week site-visit to Aberdeen from 13th to 19th November 2018. https://wagonart.org/2018/12/07/report-manami-satos-one-week-site-visit-in-aberdeen-en/
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The “Nigg–Cove Coastal Trail”, which traces the geological significance of the coastal area around Torry through 7 stops, was published by Professor Alastair Dawson of University of Aberdeen in 2009. Why don’t you try and walk along this coastal trail to (re)discover Torry’s different dimensions and landscapes spanning over millions of years of geological time...Read More
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This is a resulting print work of the “Aberdeen // Yubari” project 2019-2020. It was a printmaking project connecting community and context of two cities built around energy – Aberdeen, Scotland and Yubari, Japan. Yubari is known as a former coal mining city. To produce a limited edition print work collaboratively with people in both..Read More
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On 9th February 2020, we had a work gifting ceremony of “Aberdeen // Yubari” project at the Old Torry Community Centre. With lovely local residents, Dr Nuno Sacramento (Peacock Visual Arts), Barney Crockett (Lord Provost of Aberdeen), David Fryer (Aberdeen participant, and The Old Torry Community Centre), and Manami Sato (Shimizusawa Project) who joined through..Read More
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Content: The Torry Coo dates back to 1802 and was in operation until 1987 when modern technologies were deemed to have overtaken the need for a foghorn that could be heard across all of Aberdeen! The Torry Coo has protection as a listed building and has its place in the nautical history of Torry and..Read More
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It goes back to ancient history
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“Torry Sound Project: Navigations” team meeting (with project artists Gemma Connell and Angela Main, Caroline Gausden from SonADA and Elspeth Winram from Aberdeen City Council) at Campbell’s Bar on Sinclair Road. The popular local bar with a coastal view was sadly closed in the summer 2016. TSP was an artist-in-residency project hosted by sonADA and..Read More
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Gemma Connell and Angela Main’s performance scene at the “Torry Coo” foghorn, as part of the “Torry Sound Project: Navigations” in 2015. “Torry 24” was a 24-hour performance across 24 locations in Torry over 13-14 September 2015. This was developed and performed by the project artists Gemma and Angela as a result of an artist-in-residency..Read More
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The Torry Battery is an artillery battery near Torry in Aberdeen, Scotland, which has overlooked the city’s harbour since 1860. It was originally constructed for nine guns with a defensible barracks at the rear. In 1881 the battery mounted three 10-inch Smooth bore guns and five 68-Pounder Smooth bore guns.
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It was incorporated into Aberdeen in 1891, after the construction of the Victoria Bridge, itself made possible by the 1871 channelling of the River Dee which had previously followed an unstable course to the sea. The channelling also enabled further expansion of the harbour.
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