Banffshire Coast News

Cash boost for Art Project at Boat Festival

Portsoy's Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been awarded nearly £20,000 in a scheme aimed at promoting Scotland's creativity and raising its profile as a tourist destination.

The funding from Creative Scotland is part of a £1.2 million investment in projects across the country, and will see an art project entitled "Ebb and Flow" delivered at the festival by artists Bryan and Carla Angus for the next three years.

The Boat Festival is renowned far and wide for the quality of its maritime heritage offering, but the event is about so much more than boats.  It has built up an enviable reputation for showcasing the very best in traditional and modern arts and crafts, and many of the 16,000 visitors who come to Portsoy over the weekend come specifically for this element of the event.  The award will enable us to take this to a new level, and we are delighted that it provides an opportunity for visitors to actually get involved with the artistic process.

The Festival takes place on 23rd and 24th June 2012.


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