Torry Ecomuseum Project – 6th November

The Historic Environment Scotland supported project, Torry Ecomuseum Project, held a Celebratory
Open Day with an Exhibition of pictures and a Coastal Walk

Date: Saturday 6th November 2021

Time: Photo call 12noon with Coastal Walk at 12.30pm.

Venue: Old Torry Community Centre
2 Abbey Place
AB11 9QH

The project team of the Torry Ecomuseum Project (TEP) hosted a celebratory event to mark the completion of the first phase of the project. This Historic Environment Scotland supported project, as part of the year of Coasts and Waters initiative, is an ongoing virtual community arts project set up in response to the Covid era. Since its launch in January 2021, TEP has been visually mapping the Torry community’s enduring relationship with its built and natural environment, specifically waterways and varied coastal settings, through people’s participation in sharing related pictures and stories.

As part of the event participants joined virtually by the members of Torry’s international twinning community, Yubari in Japan who have been working on an image exchange strand of the TEP project.

The TEP exhibition included submitted Torry’s waterways/coastal pictures, as well as the exchanges between 24 community members of Torry and Yubari. The full digital map is available online and can be continually added to.

As part of the celebrations there will be a coastal walk where participants took images to add to the online presentations. There was a talk from Dr Andrew Whitehouse, University of Aberdeen shedding light on both the built and natural environment of Torry. There were stories of the area, the sea and waterways from Pauline Cordiner,  storyteller from Grampian Association of Storytellers.

A video footage of the Open Day event can be viewed here:


Press Contact: David Fryer, Chair, Old Torry Community Centre

07563 731084