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The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival returns from 30th June till 1st July 2018 and they are celebrating their 25th year of the festival.  Why not join us at Palm Court Hotel for a few nights and help celebrate this amazing event. Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Aberdeen boat festival

There will be a fine range of historic boats at The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival with Isabella Fortuna at the heart of the festival, while energetic skiff teams challenge on the water, much to the delight of onlookers.

A full and lively programme of music is guaranteed at The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, with many musicians and performers taking to stages, streets and venues around the town to entertain the crowds – do join in with a song or dance!

Aberdeen boat festival

Sailing, zorbing, climbing and cycling can be found at Loch Soy for younger adrenalin seeking visitors at The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. You will also find storytelling, children’s shows, bouncy castles, face painting and lots more, including the Wee Red Bus, a festival favorite!

Aberdeen boat festival

Watch skilled traditional craftsmen and women carve, weave, knit and sculpt wonderful creations, many of which you can take home as a reminder of the wonder of Portsoy and its authentic charm.  With up to 16,000 people descending upon Portsoy over Festival weekend, be sure to come along and join the celebrations.  Find out more details and information here.

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Come celebrate the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival and join us at Palm Court Hotel in Aberdeen. Book now for a few nights to enjoy true Scottish hospitality in Aberdeen’s West End…

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