20th
February
2015

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival will take place on July 4th and 5th this year, and we are delighted to have had confirmation of further financial support from Aberdeen Asset Management. Each year the festival delivers a wonderful and eclectic range of maritime linked events, crafts and an extensive music programme. This year is shaping up to be another […]

28th
January
2015

While here in Portsoy we wait for the big snow to come, the North Sea Ring secretariat is starting to plan another Erasmus + bid for the Spring. Though unsuccessful last time due to the fund being oversubscribed and a technical error on our part, we have high hopes that funds can be found to […]

7th
January
2015

Dear North Sea Ring friends First, we will wish you all a really happy and successful 2015! After our NRS-start up meeting in Portsoy we have formed an administration “core-group” for the NSR network. This group consist of Rhys Evans (HLB – Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development ), Roger Goodyear (Scottish Traditional […]

21st
October
2014

Those of you who can watch the BBC iPlayer will enjoy this recent episode of Grand Tours of the Scottish Isles, focusing on Orkney.  At around 14 minutes, it features the Orkney Yole, and the NSR’s own Ian Richardson. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04lt8w5/grand-tours-of-the-scottish-islands-series-2-5-keeping-it-all-together

24th
July
2014
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In the end, 18 of the 43 traditional maritime heritage organisations from around the North Sea who expressed interest in joining the NSR made it to Portsoy on the 26th of June. At the all day meeting, we got to know each other better, learned what we have and what we do with it, and […]

9th
July
2014

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival played host to the inaugural meeting of the North Sea Ring on 26th June, where we were delighted to welcome representatives from 18 very diverse organisations from around the North Sea. After a few months planning it was great to finally meet and share each other’s work, followed by a long and extremely fruitful […]

30th
April
2014

The team has submitted to the Erasmus+ EU funding program this morning - it’s been a challenging experience but we’re very pleased with the final application. Focussing on a blend of academic and practical work, the application looks to create sustainable community development through education, tourism and social/youth work. The partners on the project are: Scottish Traditional […]

29th
April
2014
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Running alongside the overall development of the North Sea Ring, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is submitting a funding application to Erasmus, the EU training program for education, training, youth and sport. This will enable us, along with partners, to progress elements of the NSR ethos, namely transnational exchange, cultural heritage development, vocational training and […]

29th
April
2014
NSR

After several months work here in Scotland The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival is delighted to announce we have secured funding to progress the North Sea Ring, with support from Event Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. But we are only one among the many organisations we hope will join in the development of the Ring. So, who […]


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