Banffshire Coast News

The Bothy Goes To War

Portsoy's award-winning Salmon Bothy will be playing its part in this summer's UK-wide commemorative events marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1.

An exhibition is being created to recall the impact on the town and surrounding area of the 4-year conflict which began in August 1914.  The exhibition will include stories of men from Portsoy who perished in the fighting and whose names are remembered on the town's war memorial.

The World War 1 exhibition will share top billing on the Bothy's summer programme with another exhibition linked to the Portsoy Organisation for Restoration and Training's (PORT) salmon coble building project.  The trailblazing project to recreate a traditional vessel of the type used by generations of Moray Firth salmon netters is currently underway at the PORT group's workshop in South High Street.  The exhibition will tell the story of the development of salmon fishing along the Moray Firth coast, featuring the art of coble building and displaying the techniques used in the boats' construction.

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