June 23rd and 24th, 2012



Portsoy Salmon Bothy

Thanks to our Sponsors

Welcome to the 18th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

July 2nd and 3rd, 2011

Proud to be part of Active Scotland!

Nestled in the northeast corner of Scotland, between Inverness and Aberdeen, Portsoy's Scottish Traditional Boat Festival provides a holiday or short break destination with something for everyone - a real family affair. The 2011 Festival has set its sights on playing its part in Active Scotland, providing fun packed and energetic opportunities ranging from rowing to running for folk of all ages and the young in particular.

As in previous years traditional boats from far and wide will congregate in the historic harbour at Portsoy. The Festival puts a special emphasis on boat building, restoration and sailing and on associated traditional crafts including knitting, weaving and embroidery and on music and art. The 2011 programme will also include the very popular Food Fayre showcasing all that’s best in Scotland’s food and drink. It all adds up to a feast of opportunities for all to see, take part in and enjoy.

Attracting thousands of visitors, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival was launched in 1994 and extols the values of taste, style, heritage and authenticity. It is a community project which continually raises the bar year after year.


The Rt Hon The Earl of Seafield and Mrs Clare Russell, Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire

All proceeds from the festival and related events go towards The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - Registered Charity number SC037542