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News 2017-01-18T15:22:19+00:00

Whisky Galore! At This Year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Fundraising Dinner

Organisers of Portsoy’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival are delighted to have secured guest speaker Brian Pettifer for their annual fundraising dinner.  Star of many acclaimed films and TV shows, including the 2016 remake of Whisky Galore!, largely filmed in Portsoy, Brian will be returning to the town for the event taking place on Friday 23rd March at The Station Hotel, Portsoy.  Festival Co-Chair, Keith Newton

January 22nd, 2018|

Celebrating 25 Years of the Boat Festival – Can You Help?

We are asking for your help to create an exhibition at the 2018 Festival on June 30th & July 1st about the Festival’s 25 year story. If you have photos or memorabilia which we could borrow for the exhibition, please get in touch with us by email: contact@stbfportsoy.org and we will arrange to copy photos and return them to you, noting any items we may borrow for the

January 16th, 2018|

Made By The Sea: Portsoy

The Salmon Bothy, Sunday 25th June, 11am (90 minutes) Join curator Shona Thomson for a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas with a unique selection of archive films of Scotland and the Portsoy area from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. From high drama on the fishing boats to popular seaside destinations, the sea has an important part

June 12th, 2017|

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|