The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival grew out of the celebrations staged in 1993 to mark the 300th anniversary of Portsoy’s old harbour.
It was developed into an annual event and has grown to such an extent that it is now recognised by VisitScotland as being one of the region’s flagship tourism events.
The Festival is now a growing social enterprise which also runs the Salmon Bothy in Portsoy – a museum and community space, and the PORT (Portsoy Organisation for Restoration and Training) Project which aims to keep alive traditional boatbuilding skills.
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