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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

Every summer during the weekend of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, traditional boats from far and wide congregate in the historic harbour at Portsoy.

2016 sees the 23rd annual ACE Winches Scottish Traditional Boat Festival take place in the North-east coast of Scotland. Set in the picturesque town of Portsoy, the vibrant two-day festival celebrates Scotland’s maritime and cultural heritage by offering visitors the chance to experience an array of land and sea activities, as well as showcasing the best in crafts, food, drink, music and dance in the country.

Traditional wooden boats from all over the UK and beyond will flock to the historic 17th century harbour to take part in the Festival. Visitors, expected in their thousands, will have the unique opportunity to try their hand at building and restoring traditional vessels, learning how to sail a coracle and watching the St Ayles Skiffs go head to head for the highly competitive open seas regatta.

The leading Scottish Festival is renowned for its creative offerings and 2016 is no different. As the Festival attracts more historic vessels, craft exhibitors, artists, performers and musicians than ever before, visitors will be involved, inspired and engaged throughout the two day event. From toe tapping folk music and unique handmade products, to Arbroath smokies, and seasonal treats, the celebration offers something for all the family.

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