Banffshire Coast Event Guide

June 2016 Events

The 7th Haal - Festival of Folk, Dance and Poetry

The 7th Haal - Festival of Folk, Dance and Poetry3rd Jun - 5th Jun

To download the full programme, click here.

Top Scots singer Robyn Stapleton will headline the Jimmy McBeath Memorial Concert, supported by the Mabel Duncan Band.  Thomas McCarthy, Tom Spiers, Artur Watson and fiddler Sarah Beattie complete the Friday bill.

Saturday is packed with workshops and opportunities to sing and play.  The evening concert is to be opened by Huntly lass Iona Fyfe and her band of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students.  The Jerimiahs, an award-winning Dublin-based band, will be next on stage, and the evening rounds off with top English folk act Simpson, Cutting and Kerr - each very well known as solo artists, coming together to form a very formidable trio.

There will also be a family ceilidh and Artie Trezise, who founded the Singing Kettle, returns to entertain the youngsters.

Many of the events are in the Town Hall, local cafes and licensed premises.

Further information about the Festival can be found at www.bothyfolk.org; to book tickets, call Bob Philips on 01261 842571 or e-mail bobphilips25@live.co.uk

Cornhill Highland Games

Cornhill Highland Games4th Jun

Come and join us on Saturday 4 June for the 19th year of the Cornhill Highland Games.

The dancing starts at 10:30am with all other events starting at 11.00am. Several Pipe Bands will be playing at various times during the day.

Your compere for the day will be Graham Thomson.

Admission to the games will be £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and concessions.

The day’s events

  • Heavyweight Championship
  • Tug Of War
  • Open Highland Dancing Competition
  • Pipe Bands
  • Childrens Races, Road Race & Hill Race
  • Track and Field
  • Stalls and Refreshments
  • Fully Licensed Bar

Track and Field will include the following events: 90m, 400m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump and Hop, Step & Leap. There will also be a 4 mile adult road race, a 2 mile junior road race and the grueling 8.5 mile Knock Hill Race.

Our licensed bar will be open from 12:00 – 21:00.

Tickets are available for purchase on the day at the gate.  Online saver tickets can be purchased until Monday 30 May 2016.




Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally

Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally5th Jun

Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally takes place on Sunday 5th June from 12.30pm.

Historic vehicle spectacular, Craft Fair and Auto Jumble: Entertainment for the whole family on the 25th Anniversary Event at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre featuring:

* Dangerous Steve
* A Dynamic Act Full of Sensational Stunts
* Ben Nevis Model T
* The Ford That’s Been at the Summit of Britain’s Highest Mountain
* Morgan Murray’s Scottish Celtic Championship Mini
* Hosting the SVVF’s Champion of Champions

There's lots going on for all the family!

Giant Slide, Mega Fun Run, Tiny Tots Bouncy Castle,
Kiddies Bouncy Castle, Strongman Striker, Paintball Tunnel,
The Award Winning 1st Fraserburgh Boys Brigade Bugle Band,
Unique Chainsaw Wood Carving Demonstration, 70 Years of Ferguson Tractor Display, 50 Years of Zetor in the UK Display, A Variety of One-Make Car Clubs, MacDonald's Mechanical Music and Nimrod Aircraft Section.

Supported by John Williamson 1988
For further information phone 01346 541758

Super Saturday - Fraserburgh

Super Saturday - Fraserburgh11th Jun

It’s Super Saturday time again on 11th June in Fraserburgh Town Centre. This month is all about Creativity so come along and see some of Fraserburgh’s Creative Talent on display whether it be knitted toys, delicious cakes, arts and crafts or other surprising new stalls. Entertainment will be provided by local duo, Killer Heels, St Andrews School Choir and Fraserburgh Junior Arts. Plenty of things for the children too at our Super Saturday Shack including a competition, Glitter Tattoos and the ever popular Hook-a-Duck. Local shops also offer special deals and promotions on the day, so don’t miss out. Super Saturdays benefit from the enthusiastic support of Aberdeenshire Council and is happening 10am -3.30pm on Saturday 11th June in Fraserburgh town centre. It’s going to be SUPER!

Event Highlights include:


Enjoy a tasty ‘Fraserburger’ from the Fraserburgh Community Church

The Kitchen of the Old Dragon with jams and chutneys

Rhiannon with jewellery and handbags

Kim's Cupcakes

Starjump Leisure with their inflatables

S & J with their Helium Balloons and gifts.

North East Scotland College will be there promoting courses and hopefully with students doing some demos.

Creative stalls who are first timers at Super Saturday include "Bear with Us", " Duthie Handicrafts" and "Rainbow Rose".



St Andrews School choir with "Songs to Make You Feel Good" and South Park who will be showing off their Primary 6 Enterprise work.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts Society will be singing songs from "Sunshine on Leith", their forthcoming summer show.

Super Saturday’s are a fun packed busy day with lots of stalls, entertainment for kids and adults as well as a Tasting Gazebo and Kids Saturday Shack.


July 9th: Get Fit Fraserburgh.

August 13th: Fraserburgh’s Foodie Delights

September 10th: Fraserburgh Land and Sea.

December 10th: Fraserburgh’s Festive Fun.


Scottish Opera at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Scottish Opera at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 24th Jun - 25th Jun

The Scottish Opera is coming to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses this June!

A Little Bit of Northern Lights

Mini-Opera Performance, especially suitable for 4 to 8 year olds!
A 25 minute show for all the family about a lonely little lighthouse standing firm against the storm.

There’ll be singers, musicians, colourful illustrations and a storyteller
to bring it all to life.

After the performance the audience will receive a guided tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouses included in the ticket price.

Friday 24th June
11am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm

Saturday 25th June
1pm, 2.30pm or 4.30pm

Ticket Price: £6 for an adult or £5 for a child
Book by calling 01346 511022 or emailing learning@lighthousemuseum.org.uk
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head, Stevenson Road, Fraserburgh., AB43 9DU

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival25th Jun - 26th Jun

With our combination of  maritime and rural history, crafts, music and art, sailing, rowing and Food and Drink all in the superb natural setting of Portsoy’s harbour, there’s no better place to celebrate Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s cultural heritage. cultural heritage.

Minibeast Mayhem

Minibeast Mayhem25th Jun

Join us as we search for some of the smallest inhabitants around Fordyce. Find out what makes these flying, creeping, crawling, slithering, sliding and swimming beasties so special. Please wear wellies and suitable clothing. All welcome, children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Music in an 18thcent Scottish House

Music in an 18thcent Scottish House26th Jun

From 2pm Alan Nairn will play, on the Bechstein Grand Piano in the Grand Salon which can be heard throughout the House creating a fantastic ambience, a selection of music known to be played in family homes of the period; some Scottish, Mozart, Dussek, Scarlatti and more.

Make a day of it and enjoy a guided House tour at 1.30pm or 3.30pm (1 hour); and/or a guided grounds tour at 12.30pm or 3.30pm (1 hour). 

Tea room open 11am - 3.45pm.

All included with normal admission to the House.  Book at the House or by calling 01261 818181.

Danny the Champion of the World

Danny the Champion of the World30th Jun

Danny the Champion of the World outdoor theatre performance at Duff House.

Starts at 17.45

Tickets from £12.00 per person.

Family and member tickets available.

Performed by the Illyria Open Air Touring Theatre.

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