A Little Magic and Whisky Galore! At This Year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Fundraising Dinner on 5 April 2019

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Organisers of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy are delighted to have secured actor Sean Biggerstaff as guest speaker for their annual fundraising dinner.

Star of many acclaimed films, including Harry Potter and Whisky Galore!, Sean will be attending the dinner which takes place on Friday 5th April at The Station Hotel, Portsoy.

Looking ahead to revisiting Portsoy, where the 2016 remake of Whisky Galore! was largely filmed, Sean comments, “I remember the filming of Whisky Galore in and around Portsoy as one of the best times of my life, both professionally and personally. A huge part of this was how helpful and welcoming the local people were. We were there for a little under four weeks and it felt like a whole summer. I think the warmth and joy we all felt being there is evident on the screen and is a crucial part of the film. I can’t think of a better way to come back and visit than to attend the fundraising dinner for such an important cultural event, and I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been asked.”

Festival Co-Chair, Keith Newton said, “We are delighted that Sean will be attending the dinner and very much look forward to hearing about his interesting and varied career. Interest in the dinner has certainly been high since we announced Sean’s presence. With thanks to the Festival’s many supporters for their generosity, there will also be some great items up for auction on the evening.

Tickets for the dinner are on sale now priced £30 each and include a 3 course meal and welcome drink, available from Keith Newton, keith@portsoy.org

Proceeds from the dinner go towards funding the operational costs of the Festival, which takes place this year on 22 & 23 June in Portsoy.