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Full steam ahead at PORT’s Boatshed

Boatshed photo

During 2011, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival completed the acquisition of assets of the former Portsoy Maritime Heritage, assets which include the Shore Street buildings, now known as the “PORT’s Boatshed” and a number of boats of heritage interest.

STBF has secured funding from Aberdeenshire Council, Portsoy’s Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and is now progressing the development of the Shore Street buildings to be opened at the 2016 Festival incorporating:

  • A workshop for building and renovating boats,

  • A public viewing area,

  • Toilets, showers, launderette and changing facilities for sail training and visitors,

  • Storage

This facility will complement the Salmon Bothy, providing a venue where practical skills are developed while the Salmon Bothy area provides the resources for lectures and workshop sessions.

Come and see us at this year’s festival, 4th and 5th July!