Harbour Memories

Most of the men worked in the shipyards… I mean, it was like a sea of men when they came to the door. 

Aberdeen’s harbour sits at the heart of the city centre and maintains a strong physical and psychological presence to all those who live, work and visit the city. Many people in Aberdeen have a story to tell, or a connection to make, with the city’s harbour whose history stretches across fishing, ship building, the granite trade that depended on access to the sea and the oil and gas industry which currently defines our city and region. 

We’re running a series of Harbour Memories coffee mornings. These will be informal sessions where you’re invited to share memories and have a blether about Aberdeen harbour and what it means, or meant, to you. Whether you once worked in the ship yards, crewed a supply ship to the off shore rigs, worked in fishing industry or simply taken a ferry to Orkney, we’d love to hear your memories. 

Harbour Memories Launch

Tuesday 30 May 10am – 12noon

Brain Health & Dementia Resource Centre, 13 – 19 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AA

Join us for an informal blether about the harbour and a warm welcome at this amazing facility that’s open to all. Teas, coffees and biscuits provided.

Stay Well, Stay Connected Granite City Gathering

Saturday 24 June 10am – 4pm

King’s Church, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

We’ll have a Harbour Memories table at this event where you can join us for tea and biscuits, and to share your harbour story.

Coffee Mornings

Come along to one of our regular coffee mornings to share harbour stories and memories. They’re free to attend and we’ll provide the teas, coffees and biscuits.

Old Torry Community Centre, 2 Abbey Place, Aberdeen AB11 9QH

Tuesday 4 July 10.30am – 12noon

Tuesday 18 July 10.30am – 12noon

Tuesday 1 August 10.30am – 12noon 

Tuesday 15 August 10.30am – 12noon

Fittie Community Hall, New Pier Road, AB11 5DR

Saturday 15 July 10.30am – 12noon

Saturday 12 August 10.30am – 12noon

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, 52 – 56 Ship Row, AB11 5BY

Tuesday 12 September 10.30am – 12 noon

Tuesday 26 September 10.30am – 12noon

ACVO Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund
ACVO Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund