Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 2008


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Welcome to the archive website of the 15th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which was on June 20th 21st and 22nd 2008.

The 16th Festival will be on 4-5 July 2009

For the 2009 website click HERE

Our theme for 2008 was:

This was in recognition of our aim to complete the restoration of the Salmon Bothy and to reflect the fact that, in its commercial heyday, Portsoy handled both salmon and herring

We incorporated historic and contemporary exhibits of the fishing industry for which the region is so famous.

Once again we provided a great weekend of beautiful boats, fascinating demonstrations, wonderful music, song and dance, delicious food and a host of activities for all ages.

The Festival would not happen without the support of the people of Portsoy and District and from our vital sponsors, to all of whom we extend our grateful and sincere thanks.

All proceeds from the festival and related events go towards The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - Registered Charity number SC037542

The Rt Hon The Earl of Seafield and
Mrs Clare Russell, Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire

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Festival to be part of Homecoming Scotland 2009

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
Charity registered in Scotland No SC037542
Registered in Scotland No 298908
Registered Office 1 Durn Road, Portsoy, Banff, AB45 2QD