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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

August 2014 Events

Gardenstown Harbour Gala

Gardenstown Harbour Gala2nd Aug

Gardenstown's annual harbour gala with fun for all the family.

Fish and chips, pancakes, home bakes, strawberries. Live music - pipe band and fiddle band. Outdoor games. Tombola and other stalls. Demonstrations. Face painting.. and more.

Turriff Show - 150th Anniversary

Turriff Show - 150th Anniversary3rd Aug - 4th Aug

The 150th Anniversary Turriff Show, organised by the Turriff District Agricultural Association, is the largest annual event to be held in Aberdeenshire and is the largest two-day show in Scotland. 

The Show is now regarded as the main shop window for the promotion of agriculture and the food industry in the north east of Scotland.

In addition to the many agricultural activities, there will be an extensive trade stand area which continues to expand and the new area allocated for arts and crafts on the east side of the Show Field is popular with exhibitors and Show visitors alike.  

The fantastic food court will again provide a wide variety of menus to suit all the family.

There will be a very wide variety of attractions with fun for all the family, including: a vintage car show, vintage farm machinery show, exhibition hall, cookery and butchery demonstrations, a food fayre, an indoor shopping mall, the Homecoming Scotland Marquee, trade stands, arts and crafts area, and highland dancing.

And much much more – so come along and enjoy yourselves.

For more information, visit the Turriff Show website.

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief3rd Aug

Come and join us for folk music, story telling, poetry and a delicious cup of coffee.

Join in or just relax and enjoy the vibes.

The Salmon Bothy - 1st World War Exhibition

The Salmon Bothy - 1st World War Exhibition4th Aug - 11th Nov

A special exhibition presenting information about Portsoy during the First World War: it includes information about the outbreak of the war, Portsoy's soldiers, sailors and airmen, the Homefront and the end of the war.

There is also a programme of talks and films: details can be found on www.salmonbothy.org.uk.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea6th Aug

Come along and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea with homebakes.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen6th Aug

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of eighteenth-century society.

Bring a picnic along with family and friends and follow the sisters as they find their path and lose their hearts under a beautiful summer sky in their quest to find the perfect balance of sense and sensibility.

Doors at 6.45pm for start at 7.30pm.

Tickets will be available for purchase at Duff House (01261 818 181) or www.chapterhouse.org.

Knitting Workshop

Knitting Workshop4th Aug,  11th Aug,  18th Aug,  25th Aug

Come and join the Bothy Knitters - suitable for any level from beginners to advanced - from 10.00 to 12.00.

Learn new techniques and take a sneaky peak at some of the projects coming up for the group.

Join this informal get together, share thoughts, ideas and a blether.

Gamrie Creatives

Gamrie Creatives7th Aug - 10th Aug

Welcome to the 1st Gamrie Creatives event - a long weekend of arts and crafts exhibitions with talks and events in Gardenstown - from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August 2014.

Everyone participating either lives, works or holidays in Gardenstown and the surrounding area, and they are all inspired by the beauty of the land and sea.

You'll find artists, designers and makers showing a hugely diverse range of creativity.

For more details, click here for the Gamrie Creatives brochure.

Cullen Art Group Exhibition

Cullen Art Group Exhibition8th Aug

Family Ceilidh in aid of CLAN Cancer Support

Family Ceilidh in aid of CLAN Cancer Support8th Aug

Come to a Family Ceilidh in aid of CLAN Cancer Support. Music provided by Schiehallion. Bring your own bottle. Raffles and other fund-raising opportunities.

Tickets: £10 (adults); £5 (under 12s). Tickets available from Sheila Sellar (01542 840760) or Elgin Drop-in Centre (01343 544132)

Routes to Your North East Roots

Routes to Your North East Roots8th Aug - 10th Aug

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, “Routes to Your North East Roots” (Friday 8th-Sunday 10th August) invites you to come home to your ancestral roots and the distinctive culture and heritage of the North East of Scotland. Over the course of the weekend there will be a family history and heritage fair with heritage organisations, museums, libraries, registrars and archives from across the region taking part. There will also be a lively programme of talks delivered by nationally and regionally recognised speakers taking place in the library of Haddo House.

‘Hands-on’ demonstrations of traditional skills will feature, as will the unique traditional music and song of the North East. A farmer’s market taking place in Haddo Country Park will allow visitors the chance to sample fantastic locally produced food and drink.

For more information, visit www.northeastscotlandroots.com/haddo2014

Cullen Art Group Exhibition

Cullen Art Group Exhibition9th Aug - 10th Aug

Hobby Display

Hobby Display9th Aug

A display of hobbies from people in our community for all ages to enjoy and be inspired. Wander through at your own time.

The Pacific Curls at Folk at the Salmon Bothy

The Pacific Curls at Folk at the Salmon Bothy9th Aug

The Pacific Curls at the Salmon Bothy

They were simply outstanding when here last year.

Local Duo, Mabel Duncan and Cameron Grant will be support act.

Gala Day at Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Gala Day at Royal Tarlair Golf Club10th Aug

Family Fun for everyone !

Includes Car Driving Simulator, Bouncy Castle, Children’s Lucky Dip, Black Pudding Shuffle, Play Your Cards Right, Prize Putting, Banff Pipe Band, Raffles, Children’s Tattoos, Target Golf, Bottle Stall, Hurl ‘n’ Curl, Archery, BBQ & Pancake Teas, with a special appearance of Peppa Pig

Cullen Harbour Gala

Cullen Harbour Gala10th Aug

Beefburgers, hot dogs and kippers. Fast boat trips around Cullen Bay; Fire Engine; Heritage Display; HM Coastguard and Lifeboat display; Live music; Stalls etc

Plenty for all the family! Come along and have a great time! Being organised by the Cullen Harbour Association

Charity Quiz at the Cullen Bowling and Tennis Club

Charity Quiz at the Cullen Bowling and Tennis Club10th Aug

Questions posed by popular quizmaster Rob. 

Proceeds to Erskine Hospital (caring for ex-servicement)

Entry £2 each - maximum of 6 per team

Hobby Display

Hobby Display10th Aug

A display of hobbies from people in our community for all ages to enjoy and be inspired. Wander through at your own time.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Night

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Night15th Aug

Come along - bring a friend, bring an instrument, bring your voice, bring a bottle!

We open the doors at 7:00pm and look to start by 7:30pm. Don't forget the raffle!

Turra Market

Turra Market16th Aug

Market Day in the Heart of Aberdeenshire

From its historic origins, Turriff is once again The Market Town at the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. 

Farmers Market, Arts, Crafts and Entertainment make Turra Market the destination of choice every 3rd Saturday of the month.

A great family day out.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

MacMillan Coffee Morning21st Aug

Coffee, Tea, Juice and Homebakes.

All donations going to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Please come and help us raise funds.

The Two Ian's at Folk at the Salmon Bothy

The Two Ian's at Folk at the Salmon Bothy23rd Aug

Ian Walker & Ian Bruce - Great Scottish Singer Songwriters - another great show in store!

GENERATION

GENERATION26th Jul - 23rd Aug

A new solo exhibition from Glasgow based artist Katy Dove, as part of Generation, a national programme of events featuring 100 international artists celebrating contemporary art in Scotland.

Katy Dove - Exhibition at Duff House

Katy Dove - Exhibition at Duff House26th Jul - 23rd Aug

A new solo exhibition from Glasgow-based artist Katy Dove, as part of Generation, a national programme of events featuring 100 international artists celebrating contemporary art in Scotland.

The exhibition will include a new film which focuses on the link between Duff House and the grounds with a particular focus on the House's time as a sanatorium.


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Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Fiddlers Feast

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Fiddlers Feast28th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

The Fiddlers Feast will feature Paul Anderson, The Garioch Fiddlers, Ken Slaven, Nicola Auchnie and the Davidson Brothers.  You can bring your fiddle and join in!

Open Bar.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Musical Evening with the Deveron Singers

Musical Evening with the Deveron Singers29th Aug

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Scottish Night with full Burns Supper

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Scottish Night with full Burns Supper29th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

The Scottish Night will include a full Burns Supper.  The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3-course meal with wine, a dram with your haggis, coffee and shortbread.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Folk Concert

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Folk Concert29th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

The Folk Concert will feature Drever, McGuire and Young.

Open bar.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Open Village

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Open Village30th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

Fyvie invites you to their "Open Village" at the Fyvie School and Community Hall, with Coffee/Tea and Homebakes available from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.

Enjoy too, Soup, Sandwiches and JAZZ with "Green Suitcase" - entry fee of £6.50.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Exhibition and Music

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Exhibition and Music30th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

View the famous Tiffany window and exhibitions, and enjoy music from harpist Vivienne Tegg.

Tea and coffee available opposite at Glebe House.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Ballad Bus Tour with Fyvie Folk Club

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Ballad Bus Tour with Fyvie Folk Club30th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

Join the Ballad Bus Tour, with the Fyvie Folk Club.

Tickets include souvenir booklet, with the words of the songs and their history, and tea and cream scones in the award-winning Laird's Kitchen at Delgatie Castle.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Dodgy Bongos Ceilidh Band and Guests

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Dodgy Bongos Ceilidh Band and Guests30th Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

An Exhibition of John Lowrie Morrison at Duff House

An Exhibition of John Lowrie Morrison at Duff House31st Aug - 26th Oct

Jolomo, one of Scotland’s most popular artists, presents a major exhibition of new paintings which compare and contrast the light of the North-east with the light of the West Coast. John, who is based in Argyll, has painted the West Coast for more than 40 years, but painted the North-east for the first time in 2007. 

He has created an exhibition which celebrates the light and colours of both Scotland’s coasts, from the beaches and crofts of Islay and Harris to the lighthouses of Rattray Head and Buchan Ness and the villages of Crovie and Pennan.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Songs of Praise

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Songs of Praise31st Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Gala at Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Homecoming Festival - Gala at Fyvie Castle31st Aug

Come and join in the celebrations at the Fyvie Homecoming Festival - from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Sample some real Scottish hospitality, traditional music and dancing, and be part of our community.

The Homecoming Gala includes a full programme of entertainment, a family history centre, trade stands and food stalls, and you can also see the Gordon Highlanders "Beat the Retreat".

Special entry rate to Fyvie Castle from 11.00 of £2.50 for this day only.

A full Festival programme can be downloaded at www.fyviehomecoming2014.com.

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