Celebrating the past. Imagining the future. Living in the present.
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 10am – 3pm
Fittie Community Hall, New Pier Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5DR
Overall, in Aberdeen, I think there is an impression that Fittie is a strange little place all on its own.
The Fittie Past, Present & Possibility exhibition is a celebration of our Safe Harbour Open Sea project which has been running in Fittie for 18 months.
A collaboration between Open Road and the Fittie Community Development Trust, Safe Harbour Open Sea initiated events, creative projects and podcasts that celebrate the rich history and heritage of Fittie – a unique sea-facing community nestled against a global oil port. As well as casting an eye to the future of Fittie as a coastal community, exploring ways to be ‘Good Ancestors’ as Aberdeen, Scotland and the world prepare for a net zero carbon emissions future by 2045.
Fittie Past, Present and Possibility explores Fittie’s relationship with the sea, along with the harbour’s history as an embarkation point for emigrating Scots. We’ll also share experiences of arrival from some of Aberdeen’s migrant population and the role of community halls in access to, and participation in, the cultural life of a city.
Safe Harbour Open Sea is part of the national Culture Collective project.
Fittie Past, Present & Possibility has been created by Lateral North.
Download a visual guide in advance of your visit.