News 2016-12-16T17:27:13+00:00

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

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

March 15th, 2019|

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival secures Scottish singer songwriter for headline concert

A renowned Scottish singer songwriter, famed for the song ‘Caledonia’, is set to travel to Portsoy to perform at this year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. Dougie MacLean, who celebrates more than 40 years of performing, will headline the Festival’s Friday Night Gig at the Green event on June 29. Having built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms, Dougie

May 31st, 2018|

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival secures headline sponsorship deal with ACE Winches

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is pleased to announce continued support from ACE Winches as main sponsor of the event for 2018. The Festival, held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire and now in its 25th year, is considered to be one of the key events on the Scottish calendar, bringing together up to 16,000 people over the weekend generating revenue for the local economy. The Festival

March 19th, 2018|

Whisky Galore! At This Year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Fundraising Dinner

Organisers of Portsoy’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival are delighted to have secured guest speaker Brian Pettifer for their annual fundraising dinner.  Star of many acclaimed films and TV shows, including the 2016 remake of Whisky Galore!, largely filmed in Portsoy, Brian will be returning to the town for the event taking place on Friday 23rd March at The Station Hotel, Portsoy.  Festival Co-Chair, Keith Newton

January 22nd, 2018|

Celebrating 25 Years of the Boat Festival – Can You Help?

We are asking for your help to create an exhibition at the 2018 Festival on June 30th & July 1st about the Festival’s 25 year story. If you have photos or memorabilia which we could borrow for the exhibition, please get in touch with us by email: contact@www.portsoy.org/festival and we will arrange to copy photos and return them to you, noting any items we may borrow for the

January 16th, 2018|

Made By The Sea: Portsoy

The Salmon Bothy, Sunday 25th June, 11am (90 minutes) Join curator Shona Thomson for a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas with a unique selection of archive films of Scotland and the Portsoy area from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. From high drama on the fishing boats to popular seaside destinations, the sea has an important part

June 12th, 2017|