We are excited to announce that the Vikings are joining us at this year’s Festival with the most exciting programme schedule to date!
This year will see no less than 50 Vikings join us on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June.
Viking Parade – Saturday 22nd June, 2pm at The Wally Green
A Viking Parade including Portsoy Pipe Band will take place on Saturday, leaving the Wally Green at 2pm, parading through the Festival area to the New Harbour. Children are invited to join the parade – create your own Viking shield and come along in Viking dress!
Viking Torch-Lit Parade, Saturday 22nd June, 7.30pm Loch Soy
In an exciting participative event, you can join the Vikings in a torch-lit parade around the streets of Portsoy! Leaving Loch Soy at 7.30pm, the procession will make its way through the town, led by our 50 strong Viking squad and Portsoy Pipe Band, culminating in the burning of a wooden boat at The Links.
And you can join in! Over 16s are invited to purchase a torch at cost of £10, which will be lit and then carried by you as part of the procession. Get your family and friends together to create your own mini squad and come along in fancy dress (optional but fun!), just like the Shetlanders do for Up Helly Aa! Torches are limited and will be issued in advance on a first come first serve basis.
Please contact Myles Murray to reserve your place and your torch, firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds from sale of torches go towards The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.
Ceilidh with The Vikings, Saturday 22nd June, 8.30pm – late, Portsoy Town Hall
Come and enjoy a family friendly ceilidh with the Viking squad! Music by The McBain Band. Bring your own bottle. A joint fundraiser between The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and Portsoy Pipe Band. Tickets are limited, Adults £8 & Children £5. Please contact us to book your tickets in advance: email@example.com
It’s sure to be a night to remember!