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Adventure Land at Loch Soy


The Festival's third centre is at Loch Soy where there is a varied set of offerings aimed mainly at the youth.

The whale and dolphin conservation society (WDCS) is back with its large tent and its 100 foot blue whale. The tent also houses information about the Aberdeenshire Rangers, Nortrail, the Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code, and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

The Community Environmental Initiative Moray (CEIM) will be sharing the lorry of Aberdeenshire Waste Management unit to help you deal with rubbish.

Also present will be 2wit2woo with their impressive collection of owls and other raptors.

We cater to those inclined to action as well. There is a welcome return of the Kingscliff Sporting Lodge with its offerings of archery, mini-quads, laser gallery, disco dome, golf simulator, and trampoline. Summit Climbing Walls are also back for those who fancy scaling the heights.

This year the SPLASH Dinghies sail training for kids is on Loch Soy so the young ones can get a taste of being on the water and driven by the wind.

Portsoy Football Club will be making it possible to Beat the Goalie and Aberdeenshire Council will have their mobile football pitch and instructors to help you improve your technique.

An exciting new feature this year is Synergy Kitesports who will be offering courses and tuition in kite surfing from the field beyond the Scout Hut.

The uniformed services are represented by the Army Careers information unit, the RAF Recruitment Unit and Grampian Fire and Rescue

For those who fancy something more colourful the Portsoy Church Outreach Group will be offering face painting, puppetry and musical instruments. And Alistair Baranowski will be on hand with his cowboy companions to stage gunfights and games.

For those who prefer the simple life there is also a range of merchandising and catering stalls - and bouncy castles!

And its nae jist that - for those who enjoy live entertained there is a full programme of song and dance on the Loch Soy Stage from 12:00 till 5:00 each day. This typically allows you to get a closer and more intimate appreciation of the performances than is possible at the busy harbour stage.

Minke whale