In 2004 the Arts will play a key part on the shoreside with an ongoing
programme of music, dance, theatre, story telling and writers, onstage and around the
harbours. Planning of the programme is
well advanced and already includes:
The local branch of the
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is preparing its programme of
Scottish, Highland, Disco and Line dancing demonstrations and classes.
The Grampian Association of Storytellers will have a full programme of
events on both Saturday and Sunday. More ...
||Mairi Hedderwick creator of the Katie Morag books
will talk about her work on Saturday. More ...
If you want to more about the arts programme contact us now.
Anne McArthur Dancers
Paul Anderson, a farmer's son from Tarland, is already a
legend and revered virtuoso in the time-honoured tradition of Scottish
fiddle Music. Paul began his training with Andy Linklater on a fiddle
found under his grandparents' spare bed. He was promised he could keep
it if he learnt to play it. It's the same instrument he plays today!
The Master of Ceremonies on stage will be Stanley Robertson.
A very wide range of demonstrators and exhibits will be on display with
work already well in hand to bring back the maritime heritage focus
This all in addition to craft demonstrators that have become so popular
over the past ten years. This year's line up includes:
|Face painting and body art|
|Lacemaking and Seamstressing|
|Mohair wool spinning|
|Moray Gig - Bien Trouve|
|Museum of Scottish Lighthouses|
|Ocean Youth Trust|
|Spinning, Weaving and Rugmaking|
|Upholstery using horsehair|
|Video of Fishing Archives|
We are delighted to announce that the Festival will once again feature a
working re-enactment of Portsoy's famous
We will also be joined by the Highlanders Regiment the Royal Navy and the
Royal Air Force.
If you want to know more about the demonstrator programme contact us now.
Saturday night at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival wouldn't be
complete without its Ceilidh and 2004 will be no exception.
We are delighted to confirm that the great band Makarakit will be
performing. A 'Richt Guid Nicht' in the marquee for one and all.
A full programme of entertainment will be available throughout the
weekend for the wee ones. This includes:
|Giant slide and bouncy castle|
|Miniature Double Decker bus|
|Balloons and balloon race|
|Nail painting and tattoos|
|Aden Park Rangers|
|Beat the goalie|
|Tuck shop and games|
The cute and popular Minature Double Decker Bus
will make a welcome return to the Festival. (Sponsored by the 75 Club)
It is a 1/2 scale working model of a Leyland Titan of the 1950/60's.
Built from the running gear and equipment of a mini, it is powered by a
1000cc engine and has an automatic gearbox. The vehicle carries approx. 10
children and attends gala/charity events across the N.E.
Mr Willie Colvin, an aircraft engineer, took 3 years to complete the
The little red bus