An invitation to afternoon tea!

Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions down to Level 2, we can now open our doors to limited numbers of people!

To celebrate, we are hosting a small, complimentary afternoon tea in the Hall for Fittie residents, on June 5th.

To be able to accommodate as many as we can in our tiny Hall, while respecting the ongoing need for social distancing, we willhave planned for a ‘first sitting’ (2-3pm) and a ‘second sitting’ (3.30-4.30pm).

Folks will enter through our lovely new front door and exit through the back, into our beautiful community garden.Stalls selling garden plants, jams and Fittie merchandise will be there, if you wish to purchase anything. (All monies go towards Phase 2 of Hall renovation)

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Funded Creative Community Worker Positions

As previously announced, Open Road, in partnership with the Fittie Community Development Trust, was selected to be part of Culture Collective.

With the aim of addressing the impacts of COVID-19 and wider social, economic and environmental influences on community and city, this project will contract three Creative Community Workers.

Post One: The Fittie Community
This post will create a programme of creative initiatives and participatory events to bring
the Hall and community connections back to life.
Post Two: Visitors and Migration
This post will further a project focusing on stories of migration in Aberdeen, linking with
visitors, other harbourside communities and Aberdeen Harbour.
Post Three: Climate Ready Community
This post will focus on the impacts of climate change for coastal communities and the
transition to net-zero carbon emissions, including community owned energy.

All posts are fully funded for 6 months. Find out more about these excellent opportunities by downloading the files below.

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Announcement of Culture Collective recipients

Great news for Fittie Trust and Open Road!

Read the announcement by Creative Scotland here.

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Spring has almost sprung

At last. Signs of spring in the Hall garden!

Inside the Hall, spring cleaning is in progress and painting is underway…

Want to help? Please contact Mary at fittietrust@gmail.com

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Support the Community!

Fittie Hall Community sign created by local artist Teresa Bennett.

Fittie Community Development Trust (SC046775) was set up to acquire and support the renovation and development of a sustainable, inclusive community space for the benefit of residents of the village of Fittie, visitors and the wider community.

The means to raise funds to continue the renovation into Phase Two has been stalled by the current Covid 19 pandemic. Because of adherence to government guidelines, renovation work has had to stop; we can’t host the community or hold fundraising events and the majority of usual sources of funding are currently being channelled into necessary Covid support and recovery.

Our Community Hall is now half way to completion; lacking only new windows, insulation and flooring.

We are asking friends of Fittie Trust to help get our renovation back on track so that we are in a position to OPEN OUR DOOR to the community, once the country has Covid under control. Now, that will be some party…

Please donate!

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Fittie Calendar Project

Our not-for-profit charity started the Fittie Calendar project several years ago.

Photos of Fittie and its environs, taken by Fittie residents, friends and family were contributed, and the ones with best resolution for printing were featured in the calendar.After printing costs, all monies went towards the ongoing renovation of the Community Hall.

Trustee, Anne, who organises and manages the calendar project gave her time and energy free of charge!

Very popular with Fittie loons and quines who live overseas, we are pleased to say that Fittie Calendars have hung on walls from Canada to New Zealand and Australia to South Africa.

This year, we would very much like to have the calendar ready for Summer visitors and we are asking all friends of Fittie to consider contributing a high quality photo or two for consideration for Fittie Calendar 2022.

As before, photos should represent a month or a season in Fittie…

All photos should be sent before the end of January 2021 . Email Fittietrust@gmail.com for more information.

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