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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 Co-Chairman Keith Newton, email: keith@portsoy.org

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 events on the Scottish calendar.

February 24th, 2017|

Set A Date For Portsoy – 24th & 25th June 2017

The dates are set for the 2017 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, which will take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017. Much planning is underway and many aspects of the programme have already been confirmed. After a great reception during their first appearance in 2016, reggae and ska band Urang Matang will return to play the Friday Night Gig at the Wally Green as well as taking to

January 23rd, 2017|

The Vikings Are Coming – Viking Veto Defied and Warm Welcome In Store for Norse Visitors at Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is welcoming Norse visitors to its shores – in defiance of a veto that prevents Vikings from visiting the North-east coast. Festival organisers wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to intervene after an historic law banning Vikings from arriving on Scottish shores was brought to their attention. In the absence of a response from the PM – who has been at the height

June 24th, 2016|

Musical son of Portsoy returns to his spiritual home to play at Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

A musician who was in a pop band that achieved chart successes in the 1980s has revealed that he is returning to his Banffshire roots – after taking his band back to his home town to play at this year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. Dexys Midnight Runners achieved two number one hits, the best known of which ‘Come On Eileen’ remains a powerful dance floor filler to this day. ‘Big’

June 14th, 2016|

Viking Visit Veto – Call To Prime Minister To Repeal Legislation Barring Vikings From North-East Scotland

An urgent call has been made to Prime Minister David Cameron to repeal legislation that prevents Vikings from visiting the North-east of Scotland – in time for the arrival of a delegation of Vikings who are to be special guests at this year’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. Organisers of one of Scotland’s largest maritime events have made a formal approach to Mr Cameron after an ancient law banishing Vikings from

June 9th, 2016|