27th Annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival


Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Cheer on the crews as the take part in competitive racing and sailing on the opens seas, enthralling the crowds gathered by the harbourside who watch on in excited anticipation. Breathe in the aromas of fresh cooked fish, meats and other fine foods, which may prove too much to resists as you wander through the festival drinking in the atmosphere and the many activities and melodies around you.

Watch skilled traditional craftsmen and women carve, weave, knit and sculpt wonderful creations, many of which you can take home as a reminder of the wonder of Portsoy and its authentic charm. With up to 16,000 people descending upon Portsoy over festival weekend, be sure to come along and join the celebrations.

Discounted tickets available online in advance. Ticket & Information Office in Portsoy open week prior to the event. Festival entry tickets can also be bought at the gate on the day.

Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

+44 01261 842951 ~ contact @ stbfportsoy.com

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