Banffshire Coast Event Guide

September 2017 Events

Banffshire Classic Cars Experience

Banffshire Classic Cars Experience3rd Sep

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride in one of the classic cars of the past?  Now is your opportunity to not only get up close to  a range of these wonderful old cars but also to get the full experience by taking a ride in two of them. The Rotary Club of Banff which has run a number of large events of this type is providing this opportunity on 3rd September 2017 from 11am to 5pm. The Classic Cars will be based at two locations in Banff and Portsoy approximately 8 miles apart and participants will be able to take a ride in one or two classic cars of their choice between the two locations. 

The Historic Duff House provides the venue at the Banff end of the trip with the fascinating Portsoy Salmon Bothy providing the Portsoy venue. Between trips the cars will be parked at each location providing visitors a chance look at the cars talk with their owners and understand a little of their history. Many will have been lovingly restored to showroom condition providing a chance to see what these classics of the motor industry were like when first on the road.Refreshments will be available at both locations in the Duff House restaurant and upstairs at the Salmon Bothy.

There will be no charge for visiting either venue to see the cars although donations would be welcome, all of which will go to local organisations, together with UK and 'End Polio Now' charities. There is also no charge to take the return trip between locations in one or more of the classic cars but there is a minimum suggested donation of £5 per person to ride in the cars. 

Come and join us it should be a great day out!!

North East Open Studios (NEOS) 2017

North East Open Studios (NEOS) 20179th Sep - 17th Sep

NEOS 2017

9th to the 17th September

In September each year an award winning collective of artists, makers and designers open their studios to the public. Featuring a diverse range of artists the NEOS event is a unique opportunity to meet and chat to individual artists, see their inspirations and working methods and learn about the huge wealth of talent we have in the North East of Scotland. Most artists will have work available for purchase and you may even wish to commission an original piece.

NEOS will feature an amazing 269 artists, makers and designers. A wide range of work will be on show from painting to printmaking, textiles, ceramics, photography and many more. This year we have kept our Heritage Crafts discipline to tie in with Creative Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Our open studios event serves to engage wider audiences in all aspects of art to grow small-scale art and craft business in the north east of Scotland, and to provide a cohesive network of professional artists and makers.

View the full NEOS location and artists/makers guide at http://www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk/artists-map/

Fraserburgh Super Saturday

Fraserburgh Super Saturday9th Sep

Foodies will be in for a treat at Fraserburgh Super Saturdays on September 9th as the community-led event celebrates the best that Scotland’s vibrant larder has to offer.

To coincide with Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, Super Saturdays will be supporting and promoting local produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.

Super Saturdays coordinator Leona Findlay explained: “We have a fantastic event lined up to round off our Summer of Super Saturdays. Our theme for September is Food and Drink and we will be showcasing the wonderful larder that this area has to offer. Super Saturdays aims to remind people to think about what is on their door step before they jump in their car to the supermarket or shop online. Buying locally supports local businesses as well as being some of the freshest, best food they will eat. Broad Street and Saltoun Square will be lined with stalls selling hot and cold food and drinks, crafts, gift ideas and local produce.

 “We have a fantastic programme lined up for visitors in September including a cooking demonstration by local man and head chef at Saplinbrae Hotel and Lodges, Chris Ritchie. Chris will be using the finest local ingredients to create a culinary delight which will be available for visitors to sample. The day will also feature a cake decorating demonstration by Cakerella and a gin tasting session in Cheers Bar with Gin expert and author of This is Gin, Karin McGivern.”

Fraserburgh Rotary Club will be cooking up a storm in the Tasting Gazebo offering free samples of local food and produce from butchers, bakers and shops and local businesses will be offering special deals and discounts in store too.

Fraserburgh singing duo Killer Heels will be kicking off the day at 10am followed by a skipping performance by Skip to the Beat at 11am. The day will also feature performances by Where’s the Female Zombies and Broch Drama Group. Bobs Buddies will also be attending Super Saturdays with a collection of owls and birds.

Leona added: “As well as an action packed day for the adults we also have a host of fun in store for youngsters too. We are delighted to welcome Theatre Modo along to Super Saturdays this month to perform Blue Toon Pickerings, an action packed juggling routine and fire and water show. Theatre Modo will also be offering youngsters the chance to try their hand at circus skills.

“Budding young scientists will be delighted to hear that Aberdeen Science Centre (formerly Satrosphere) will also be coming along to Super Saturdays and inviting visitors to try some exciting science experiments. It’s going to be a fun, food filled day on September 9th that locals and visitors won’t want to miss, ”said Leona.

The community-led event has been funded by Aberdeenshire Council since 2013 with the aim being to entice shoppers back into the town centre to ensure that it not only survives but thrives.

Super Saturdays will take place at Saltoun Square and Broad Street from 10 until 3.30pm.

St Drostan's Pilgrimage

St Drostan's Pilgrimage16th Sep

Following in the steps of Pictish Saint Drostan in and around Old and New Aberdour.

1. Morning coastal Pilgrim's Walk, East Mains Farm to New Aberdour. 9.30am - walkers meet at New Aberdour Car Park oppositte Parish Hall (Free shuttle by car to East Mains Farm.


2. The Parish Hall, New Aberdour open from 10.00am - 2.30pm with light refreshments available, soup and sweet lunch £4 per person.


3. 11.30am and 1.15pm - Narrated walks from Parish Hall, visiting old St. Drostan's Kirk and Graveyard and St. Drostan's Holy Well at Old Aberdour Beach.


4. 2.30pm A service of Re-dedication & blessing of St Drostan's Holy Well.


Aberdeenshire Doors Open Day

Aberdeenshire Doors Open Day17th Sep

Doors open day gives you access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland. Every weekend in September you can explore places that are normally closed to the public. Some open up once a year, some just once in a lifetime. Discover the architecture, places and spaces right on your doorstep or explore a new part of the country.


Doors Open Day 2017

In Aberdeenshire, this year's celebrations will, for the first time, focus on two geographical areas. Kincardine and Mearns and Lower Deeside Areas on Saturday 16th September 2017 and Banff, Portsoy and Fraserburgh on Sunday 17th September 2017 

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