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Harbour Voices

Harbour Voices

By Open Road

Harbour Voices is a series of true story podcasts celebrating the lives and livelihoods of people who call the harbour area of Aberdeen home.

Supported by the Year of Scottish Stories 2022 Communities Stories fund and Creative Scotland's Culture Collective fund.

The ships horn has been recorded by Milo and is distributed by Free Sound freesound.org/people/milo/sounds/23722/ and it’s use is licenced under a Creative Commons licence creativecommons.org

Music by Marie Driver and Geraldine Heaney

Produced by @openroadltd
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Campbell Scott - Scot Surf

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Marjory Harper: Professor of History
Marjory Harper: Professor of History
Professor Marjory Harper is a Scottish historian with a focus on social history and emigration from the Northeast. Discover more about Aberdeen Harbour as a port of emigration, who left the Northeast, why they emigrated and where they went.
15:58
November 21, 2022
Catherine O'Donnell The Fittie Bar
Catherine O'Donnell The Fittie Bar
The Fittie Bar is an institution in the Harbour area of Aberdeen. Long time bar maid Catherine O’Donnell shares stories of the locals and visitors who frequent this unique pub and talks of its place at the heart of harbour life.
13:05
November 14, 2022
Carole Monnier - Greyhope Bay
Carole Monnier - Greyhope Bay
Carole Monnier leads on fundraising for Greyhope Bay, a dolphin watching café and community space at Torry Battery. Listen to her stories of bottlenose dolphins and making off the grid Greyhope Bay a reality.
13:07
November 04, 2022
Ross MacLennan: History Curator: Aberdeen Archives, Gallery and Museums
Ross MacLennan: History Curator: Aberdeen Archives, Gallery and Museums
In his role as history curator Ross cares for the city’s maritime history and archaeology collections. In this episode he shares details of medieval finds unearthed close to the harbour as well as collections on the city’s shipbuilding, fishing and oil and gas industries. Find out more about Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum by taking a virtual tour https://vt.virtualinclusion.com/aberdeenmaritimemuseum/
11:13
October 26, 2022
Campbell Scott - Scot Surf
Campbell Scott - Scot Surf
In a ‘what if’ moment Fittie resident Campbell Scott gave up his job as a university lecturer in 2017 to set up Scot Surf and offer surfing and paddleboarding lessons on Aberdeen Beach. Campbell shares experiences of new surfers getting hooked after their first wave, water safety and dolphins coming to find you.
11:55
October 20, 2022
Natalie Hood Torry Community Activist
Natalie Hood Torry Community Activist
Natalie has lived in Torry on the south side of Aberdeen Harbour for 30 years and volunteers with a number of charities in the area including the Torry Memories and Heritage Society. In this episode Natalie talks about life about life and community spirit in Torry from community cleans up to supporting local shops. As well as the amazing views of the old and new harbours.
10:26
October 07, 2022
Andy Haines RNLI volunteer
Andy Haines RNLI volunteer
Andy shares a behind the scenes insight into life as a RNLI volunteer at Aberdeen Lifeboat Station located on Waterloo Quay in Aberdeen Harbour. Hear what it’s like to live in Fittie - a community with a rich history of RNLI volunteers - as well the adrenaline rush of heading out on a rescue during Storm Arwen.
10:18
September 29, 2022