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

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Becomes Member of Aberdeen Festivals

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (STBF) is delighted to have been added to the Aberdeen Festivals' portfolio of local member festivals. Set up in 2014 to collectively promote festivals, develop audiences and strengthen the cultural sector, Aberdeen Festivals has welcomed the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival to its ranks. The STBF, which takes place from 24-25 June 2017 in Portsoy, will join 10 existing and diverse

March 30th, 2017|

Festival Fundraising Dinner Date Set

The annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Fundraising Dinner will be held on Friday 21st April 2017 at The Station Hotel, Portsoy. The evening will include a three course meal and presentation by a keynote speaker (details to be confirmed). All welcome.  Tickets on sale now, £25 per person.  Tickets may be purchased individually or per table of ten persons (£250).  To book please contact Festival

March 8th, 2017|

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival secures ACE Winches gold sponsorship

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, is delighted to announce gold sponsorship by ACE Winches.  The company will continue as the Festival’s main sponsor for 2017. The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival brings together up to 16,000 people over the weekend generating revenue for the local economy.  The Festival, now in its 24th year, is considered to be one of the key

February 24th, 2017|

Set A Date For Portsoy – 24th & 25th June 2017

The dates are set for the 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, which will take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017. Much planning is underway and many aspects of the programme have already been confirmed. After a great reception during their first appearance in 2016, reggae and ska band Urang Matang will return to play the Friday Night Gig at the Wally Green

January 23rd, 2017|

The Vikings Are Coming – Viking Veto Defied and Warm Welcome In Store for Norse Visitors at Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is welcoming Norse visitors to its shores – in defiance of a veto that prevents Vikings from visiting the North-east coast. Festival organisers wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to intervene after an historic law banning Vikings from arriving on Scottish shores was brought to their attention. In the absence of a response from the PM – who

June 24th, 2016|

Musical son of Portsoy returns to his spiritual home to play at Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

A musician who was in a pop band that achieved chart successes in the 1980s has revealed that he is returning to his Banffshire roots – after taking his band back to his home town to play at this year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. Dexys Midnight Runners achieved two number one hits, the best known of which ‘Come On Eileen’ remains a powerful dance floor

June 14th, 2016|