Why are roads within Portsoy closed during the run-up and festival weekend?
Roads surrounding the Festival are closed for public safety and to assist with setting up the Festival.
A map of all road closures can be viewed here
A copy of the Notification of Temporary Restriction can be viewed here
Can I still access my property by vehicle if I live in the town?
Yes, you can still access your property by vehicle, but you must obtain a resident’s vehicle permit from the Ticket & Information Office. You should have received a letter making you aware of this at the start of June. To collect your permit, please take a copy of the letter along with the completed Resident Vehicle Access Form. Access to Shore Street, Shorehead, Links Road and Burnside Street will not be permitted by any vehicle between 7 am – 6 pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2024.
A copy of the Residents Vehicle Access Form can be found here. Please note only residents located within the road closure areas can request a vehicle permit.
Road Closure points will be manned by a security company and refuse access without an access permit.
Are there parking restrictions within the town?
Yes, several streets within the town will have parking restrictions. These will be identified with no waiting cones.
A map of the restrictions can be viewed here.
A copy of the Prohibition of Waiting Notice can be found here.
I have a question regarding the road restrictions
All inquiries regarding the road closures and parking restrictions can be sent by email to email@example.com, or by calling 01261 842951 ext. 601.
I live within the Festival payment area. Do I receive a free pass?
Yes, all houses within the payment area have been given a letter to make them aware. To receive your passes, please bring the letter along to the Ticket & Information office to receive them.
I work within the restricted area. Can I still get access?
Access may be granted on request by a Festival Official. A access permit will still be required which you request from the Ticket & Information Office. Please find a copy of the Vehicle Access Form here with all the information required.
The request will only be accepted if deemed necessary. Proof such as workplace ID may be requested during collection.
If you work within the payment area please request access via your workplace. Proof of employment will be required when collecting passes from the Ticket & Information Office.
I wish to make a complaint regarding the restrictions.
In the first instance, please talk to the Volunteers at the Ticket & Information office, who will explain the reasons behind the restrictions and answer any concerns you have.
If you’re not your still unhappy then email firstname.lastname@example.org