The Old Torry Community Centre is eighty years old and the submission is made this year given a full refurbishment of the main floor to address structural defects and wood rot in several locations that meant the Centre could only support lightweight activities.
The Old Torry Community Centre is independently run by community volunteers and we have a 10-year lease from Aberdeen City Council. After grants and fundraising had secured the necessary funds, and with professional and technical support by David Murray, a local conservation-focused architect , work to rebuild the floor was started in June of 2016. Within three months, the Centre was re-opened following a decorations face-lift undertaken through support from volunteers. The Centre has developed a range of diverse activities from line dancing, yoga, art, heritage, bingo, tai chi and tow very activities tots and toddlers groups. We support local people organising the activities themselves and to compliment community use of the building, we let out the Centre for commercial or private functions which generates an income for the Centre. We are working to be self-sufficient within the next five years and aim to be the local social enterprise on the corner.