Events to celebrate opening of community campus in Tillydrone revealed

Several fun events are being organised to celebrate the official opening of a new community facility.

The events are designed to be family-friendly, showcasing what activities are available at the Tillydrone Community Campus, and also letting people see inside the new £6million multi-service facility.

They include a fun day for families on Tuesday 20 August, with a programme of activities, taster sessions and information sessions on Wednesday 21 August, and Thursday 22 August, concluding with the official opening on Friday 23 August including singing from Riverbank Primary School pupils.

The new facility will bring together a range of services to help deliver the locality plans including existing community organisations including The Lighthouse, M26, and a range of council services.

In addition to providing vital services to those most in need, the centre will also include a library, crèche, cafe, and rooms for classes and activities. The regeneration work in the heart of the community will also include the demolition of the housing office to improve parking and loading arrangements in the area.

Aberdeen City Council regeneration spokesperson Councillor Gordon Graham said: “It’s good local people have helped to play these fun events to celebrate the hard work they’ve put in for their part in bringing together this fantastic new venue.

“The Tillydrone Community Campus will perform an important role in the area by providing support and improve the quality of life for many residents, and it will also be a centre for fun and learning.

“The new facility is one of several transformational events for Tillydrone which are designed to help regenerate the area to show it is a great place to live and work, including a new school and additional affordable housing.

“We’d encourage the community to go along to the events, have fun, and discover for themselves the great new facility in their local area.”

The name for the facility was chosen by local residents, along with the names for the rooms which reflect the local area, Donbank, Wallace, and Riverbank.

Aberdeen City Council has committed £4.1million towards the complex, while a further £1.9m grant has been received from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.