History

GREC has been working to improve community relations in North East Scotland for over 35 years. The timeline below was compiled by Jackie Walker, with information from GREC annual reports, newsletters, letters from Inland Revenue and other correspondence.

  • Summer 1984
    ‘Grampian Community Relations Council’ established (unincorporated association)
    Chair: Robert Moore
    Vice-Chair: Atiq Rahman
    Secretary: Ademuni-Odeke
  • 5 October 1984
    Formal launch, Woodhill House
  • 13 November 1984
    First General Meeting
  • April 1985
    Moved into St Paul Street School
  • 25 June 1985
    Official Opening of new premises
  • 28 August 1985
    moved to 74 College Street
    (due to early demolition of St Paul Street School)
  • 1990
    Name changed to Grampian Racial Equality Council
    Awarded charitable status
    Moved to 9A Little Belmont Street
  • April 1996
    Casework Service launched
  • Summer 1996
    First Anne Frank Awards (winner was Cornhill Primary)
  • June 1999
    ‘After the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry:
    Leading the Way Ahead’ conference
  • October 1999
    GREC gained Investor in People status
  • 2002
    Counselling Service launched
  • 2003
    Moved to 168 Market Street
  • 2010
    Moved to 41 Union Street
  • 2011
    Name changed to Grampian Regional Equality Council Ltd
    Change of organisational status to company limited by guarantee