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!

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 for more information.

Fittie Tote Bags!

It’s here!

Stocks of the fabulous new Fittie tote bag/ shopper arrived just before Christmas and are still available!

These high quality heavy cotton bags feature photos of iconic Fittie sheds, taken by Chris Sansbury.

Our last shopper sold out quickly, so don’t delay, order yours today!

Cost: £10 (plus postage and packing if you don’t live locally)

All monies, after printing costs, go towards the renovation of Fittie Community Hall. Email Mary Falconer at

Glitter Pick 2018

Thank you to volunteers who took part in the 2018 Glitter Pick.

The Glitter Pick is a 24 hour litter picking day where volunteers across the city carried out an hour of cleaning up around their area and encouraged people to be responsible with their litter.

The event was organised by Aberdeen City Council and the Fittie Gardening Group recruited volunteers to clean up the Fittie beach area.

Fittie Beach Blog – November


The beach bonfire has come and gone, and the days and nights have already turned colder. I thought this would be the best time to start a blog about Fittie Beach (Aberdeen). At this time of year, the beach gets a lot more interesting. I guess as the weather deteriorates, more stuff gets churned up, moved around and deposited on (or eroded from) the beach. One of the reasons for writing this stuff down is to help me learn more about my local beach. I was lucky enough to live in Fremantle for a couple of years, and when developers planned to extend the marina past South Beach, the Freo community got together in protest. A by-product of that community action was an e-mail list where local surfers, dog walkers and swimmers who used South Beach on a daily basis shared their stories. Many of these accounts described the natural leavings of the Indian Ocean, a treasure trove delivered to my inbox. Well, it turns out the North Sea and the River Dee are pretty good too!


In amongst all the dead leaves washed down the Dee and around into our corner of beach, I found two separate but similar shells. I’ve seen a few of these before but left them be. They’re from a mollusc called an Icelandic Cyprine (also known as an ocean quahog, or Arctica islandica; I had to look that up in my books). They’re quite thick shells, about 8-10 cm across, quite hefty in the hand. It turns out these animals can live for hundreds of years. Biologists can work out their age by using oxygen isotope samples taken from their concentric growth rings; a fancy chemical method akin to counting tree rings. According to Wikipedia (!), one lived for 374 years. Imagine that: some of these shells washing up on the beach could have been home to molluscs older than the Footdee houses. I wonder what I’ll find tomorrow.

Dave Healy