Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
The 2019 Boat Festival takes place on 22nd & 23rd June.
This is a fantastic occasion with something for everyone, a real family event, which draws up to 15,000 people to Portsoy each year.
The festival is a combination of,
History (maritime and rural),
Creativity (crafts, music and art),
Activity (sailing, rowing and so much more)
Food and Drink (the very best of the region),
all in the superb natural setting of Portsoy's harbour.
Portsoy Harbour is well over 300 years old, possibly the oldest natural harbour in Europe. It was completed in 1693, with the new harbour following in 1825, to cater for the ever increasing demand from the herring fishing fleet.
Around the Old Harbour are a number of impressive buildings that date back to the end of the 1600s or early 1700s.