Key priority area: Social isolation and loneliness
Funding awarded: £5000
We would like to run a series of Harbour Memories Coffee Mornings in both the Fittie Community Hall and Old Torry Community Centre. These will be informal social events with free refreshments and open to anyone who has a connection to the harbour. For example, people who have worked in the shipbuilding or fishing industries, or for the Port of Aberdeen, or have simply lived in the area. We will work with two facilitators at each coffee morning who will encourage conversation, both as a group, but also between individuals. If permission is granted, we would like to record the memories and shared stories. We would like to run ten coffee mornings in total. Five in Fittie and five in Torry – once a month in both community centres with a fortnight between them.