Join us for our first Community Gathering

Welcome to the event page for Community Planning Aberdeen’s first Community Gathering taking place at the Cowdray Hall (Aberdeen Art Gallery) from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday the 13th of May 2023. Details below. Sign up for the event on Eventbrite here or drop in on the day.

This event is for the people and community groups of Aberdeen to connect with each other and learn how they can get more involved in their community.




Tea, coffee and light refreshments


Welcome from Community Planning Aberdeen (Main auditorium)


Morning Exhibition Open to All


Workshops Round 1 (Booking only)




Workshops Round 2 (Booking only)


Networking lunch and exhibition

Each round of workshops will cover the following:

1.1 How can we improve the health of our communities? Come and find out more about the role of a citizen researcher.

1.2 What does good community engagement look like? How do we ensure everyone has a voice and opportunity to make a difference?


1.3 Support and resources – What is available and what do we need to be more active in our communities?

Flyer and info

Playback Report

This event is part of our launch of Community Planning Aberdeen’s Community Empowerment Strategy.

Cowdray Hall
Aberdeen Art Gallery
AB10 1FQ

By train / bus 

The Art Gallery is a 10-min walk from the train and bus stations.  

By local bus 
Lots of local buses stop on Union street and the Gallery is a short walk along Belmont Street. The closest bus stops are outside His Majesty’s Theatre, on Blackfriars Street and Schoolhill. 

By bike 
Bike racks near the main entrance on Schoolhill 

Volunteer-based service lending powered wheelchairs or scooters for City Centre travel 

Coach drop off 
On Blackfriars Street, around the corner from the entrance. 


No on-street parking outside the Gallery. The nearest car park is the NCP at Harriet Street, the Bon Accord shopping centre or Denburn.

If you have any queries or would like further information about this event please email

We do have activities for children and young people available on the day within the art gallery, however children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately there will not be childcare available during the workshops.