Scottish Traditional Boat Festival


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

This year Aberdeenshire celebrates 25 years of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (STBF) in Portsoy, showcasing an action-packed weekend of boats, skiff racing, crafts, live music, food and drink.

There will be a fine range of historic boats with Isabella Fortuna at the heart of the festival, while energetic skiff teams challenge on the water, much to the delight of onlookers.

A full and lively programme of music is guaranteed, with many musicians and performers taking to stages, streets and venues around the town to entertain the crowds - do join in with a song or dance!

Sailing, zorbing, climbing and cycling can be found at Loch Soy for younger adrenalin seeking visitors. You will also find storytelling, children’s shows, bouncy castles, face painting and lots more, including the Wee Red Bus, a festival favourite!

Sample the enticing and delicious food and drink of the many producers and caterers in the popular Food Fayre and around the festival, there’s something to tempt every palette.

Whatever your interest, STBF is sure to have something to offer, it really is a day out for the whole family and the festival looks forward to welcoming you to Portsoy, Aberdeenshire! 

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