Maritime and traditional crafts are showcased around the harbourside. There’s a particularly strong emphasis on traditional boat and sailing matters at this year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.
By the Salmon Bothy, our popular craft tents house the treasures of a variety of crafters and demonstrators:
The Crafting Barn – Hand sewn goods in traditional Scottish tweeds. Hand knitted collectible teddies and teddy clothes, other knitted goods. Hand crafted children’s hair bows. www.thecraftingbarn.co.uk
Craigie House Interiors – Lamps, whisky stave lamps, linen and tweed shades, doorstops, coasters, tea towels and mini cushions. www.craigiehouse.co.uk
Hermione Lamond Fishing Floats – Hand painted fishing floats, with fishing boats, nautical and shore themes.
White Rose Creations – Hand crafted gifts from reclaimed whisky barrels, including nautical themed items. www.whiterosecreations.co.uk
Alexander Bruce Sutherland – Maritime artist showcasing his range of works.
Weelainy – Glass artist, making beautiful wearable and functional art including beads, butterfly pendants, jellyfish necklaces and much more. www.weelainy.com
Arboreal Studios – Makers of small items of furniture and gifts made from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods.
Two Crafty Mice – Novelty decorative gifts made from Harris Tweed, felt and fabrics.
John Ellis – Scottish landscape photography. Framed and mounted prints, photo slates, photo tiles, clocks, calendars and gifts. www.johnellisimages.com
Crafty Magz and Lone Kiter – Hand crocheted hats and scarves, kilt bags and men’s ties. Local photography prints.
Little Blue Cabin – Items made from pallet wood, driftwood and other previously used materials all made with inspiration taken from the beach. www.little-blue-cabin.co.uk
Adrift – Wood, mosaics and ceramics, handmade locally. Pyrography and mosaic demonstrations. www.adriftworkshop.co.uk
Wendy Crichton – Artist who paints mostly land/sea scapes. Offering originals, prints, cards, gift packs, gift bags, ‘wee owlie frames’ and magnets.
Aurora – Wood turning and carving, including bowls, clocks, barometers, mirrors, chopping boards and walking sticks.
Intricate Designs – Hand crafted and laser cut wooden gifts. Woodwork is done in intarsia and fretwork. www.intricatedesigns.co.uk
Pictish Designs – Eye catching designs of jewellery inspired by the ancient art of the Picts. www.pictishdesigns.com
Woolly Felt Designs – Handmade puppets, flower brooches, hair slides, fairy house lamps, felted soap bars and seasonal decorative pieces.
Stitch It & Fix It – Demonstrating of sail repairs and sail making techniques. Gifts made from sail fabric, tweed, tartan and marine fabrics. On site repairs to bags, zips etc. www.stitchitandfixit.co.uk
Alan Baillie Silversmith – Silver smithing demonstrations and jewellery items available to buy. www.alanbailliesilversmith.com
Portsoy Bears and Whisky Cask Pens – Handmade tweed bears and gifts, sea-glass gifts, clasp bags and purses. Whisky cask and deer antler pens and gifts. www.portsoybears.com
Rob Wigham – Giclee mounted prints of original water colour paintings and original watercolours. www.robwighamwatercolours.com
Beantighe Pottery – Handmade ceramic boats, mermaids and other marine themed pieces. www.beantighe.co.uk
Portsoy Bothy Knitters – A large selection of handmade crocheted and knitted gifts, all proceeds donated to charity.
Artscenescotland – Susan and Alex Webster are artists based in Nairn. From their paintings, as well as prints, they produce small gifts including fridge magnets, keyrings and coffee mugs. Susan also produces a range of up-cycled designer jewellery which can be viewed via her Facebook page, ‘susanencapsulates’.
Kays Kreations – A selection of eye catching hair clips, hair accessories and bow holders.
Wool Engineering Ltd – Crochet and felted wares, handmade and designed by Geraldine.
Gordon Wood Workers – Demonstrating the art of woodturning and selling products made by its members.