27 June 2018

MSP Welcomes 25th Anniversary of Boat Festival

Celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of a traditional boat festival have been welcomed in parliament a North-East MSP.

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has put forward a motion welcoming the quarter of a century anniversary.

The annual event will be held on June 30th and July 1st and offer an array of sailing events displaying historic, traditional and modern craft.

Mr Stevenson said in his motion that the event “aims to bring families and the community together” as well as providing opportunity including for local artists and food producers.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“The Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival has become an event that people attend from all over Scotland.

“It offers the chance for local performers, artists and food producers to highlight their talents.

“Traditional events like this help to promote Scottish culture both regionally and across the globe.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to welcome tourism and I am delighted the festival has continued to go from strength to strength.”

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