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What's On - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Kicking-off with a traditional music concert on Friday 7th July, the
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, now in its 13th year, takes on a new
international flavour. Norwegian Shanty group Slogmaakane, on their first
trip to Scotland, will perform at the Friday night showcase along with
local talent, providing a non-stop programme of music, song and dance.
Achieving spectacular growth over recent years the Scottish Traditional
Boat Festival boasts the largest collection of traditional sailing boats in
Scotland. This year there will be over 100 craft including the magnificent
Reaper, the oldest existing example of a fifie herring drifer built in
1901. Expect a packed programme throughout the weekend of over forty craft
demonstrations, 22 food exhibitors of gorgeous local produce at the food
fair and many activities for children including a demonstration from the
British Divers Marine Life Rescue - who hit the headline recently with
their efforts to save the Thames whale.