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The Salmon Bothy

The Salmon Bothy is owned and run by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. It comprises a museum housed in what were the ice chambers which displays artifacts and information about Portsoy's harbours, the industry and trade and the Salmon Fishing operations.
The 'Bothy' or sleeping quarters remains as it was complete with bunk beds, with the addition of two computers which are used for family history research...more. There is also a growing resource bank with books and resources available to browse or borrow on request.
The upstairs netting loft is now a fully functional community space and venue used by many clubs and societies on a regular basis and providing the perfect backdrop for cosy folk music evenings, musical recitals and small theatre groups. It is available for hire at very reasonable rates. Click here for more information on hiring the venue.

• An inviting museum displaying the history of the area and placing particular emphasis on the salmon fishing industry.
• An intimate setting for family history research with a trained genealogist.
• An interesting collection of bespoke merchandise at affordable prices including the opportunity to buy online.
• A group of enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of backgrounds intent on developing into a team of knowledgeable, sociable and experienced ‘Bothy folk’
• Quality exhibitions and events that focus on the geography, history, traditions and culture of Portsoy and the surrounding area.
• Quality exhibitions and events that bring new and alternative skills and knowledge to the area.
• Varied ‘ user’ groups who come together to share and develop their interests and hobbies.
• An atmospheric venue for concerts, parties, dances, classes, workshops, seminars and conferences.

For further info, contact:
The Salmon Bothy
Links Road
AB45 2SS


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