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The Boatshed Portsoy

The Portsoy Boatshed is a new workshop in a lovingly restored building by the Old Harbour in Portsoy on the Moray Firth.  It was created to provide a base for a growing programme of teaching wood working and traditional boat building skills, initiated in 2007 by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.  The Boatshed also provides facilities for sailors to enjoy a shower and clean up after time on the water.

Over the last ten years we've built a wide range of craft, working with folk of all ages and abilities.  These include Outreach Projects involving working with young people to build 67 dinghies, mostly with Primary School pupils; 8 small boats including Curraghs and a St Ayles Skiff with Banff Academy youngsters.

Who can join us? Anyone can - and we'll be delighted to welcome aboard!  Just speak to volunteers working in the Boatshed.

What of the future? We're working on expanding our activities including employing a professional boat builder and an apprentice.

 

If you would like to know more about this aim, please email:

lornasummers@rocketmail.com

danksipete@gmail.com

michael@anavi.co.uk

or rogergdy@aol.com

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