6th
July
2015

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival took place at Portsoy last weekend, in some of the wettest weather we’ve seen in ages. But – inside the North Sea Ring Tent we were dry and happy! With a theme of Norwegian and Scottish seafood, the tent included food tastings of favourites from both countries, activities for kids […]

13th
June
2015

Are you interested in the maritime heritage of Orkney? Do you want to directly contribute to the monitoring of wartime remains in Scapa Flow? Would you like to learn how to plan a project, locate and record a site using side scan sonar surveys and learn how to use GIS mapping software? Orkney College UHI, […]

18th
May
2015

Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the fascinating story of the North Sea through fantastic exhibitions, interactive displays and multi-media presentations, and is acknowledged as one of the finest visitor attractions in Scotland. The museum consists of three distinct buildings-Provost Ross House (built in 1593), the former Trinity Congregational Church (built in 1877) and the Link Building, […]

4th
May
2015

The North East Maritime Trust (NEMT) was established in 2005 to preserve the traditional vessels that helped to create the maritime heritage of North East England. But equally if not more importantly, the motivation for setting up the Trust was not only to preserve the boats, but to preserve interest in them, for they were […]

2nd
May
2015

A milestone moment in the creation of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival’s Salmon Coble project as the last planks are fitted. Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing this beautiful craft in its final stages of creation at the Portsoy Festival, Scotland, on July 4th and 5th.

17th
April
2015

Are you a member of the North Sea Ring? If you are, we’d be delighted to share information about your organisation on the website. Today we have details of Forbundet KYSTEN – The Coastal Federation A federation for the use and preservation of historical vessels, coastal culture and maritime heritage. Mission statement The Norwegian Coastal […]

10th
March
2015

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 […]

3rd
March
2015

The article below outlines a new apprenticeship scheme in the UK – we’d be interested to know of anything similar across the North Sea.. British Marine Federation submits boatbuilding standard for Apprenticeship Trailblazers 23 February 2015 Government scheme focusses on employer led standards and assessments. Apprenticeships are set to change, so British Marine Federation members are […]

25th
February
2015

It’s recently come to our attention that The North Sea Region Programme will be hosting the North Sea Conference,  June 16th-18th this year. Taking place in Assen, Netherlands, the organisers say – “the focus of the conference will be on exploring ideas, building projects and forging alliances for politicians and project developers. Together we hope to […]

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