Portsoy Salmon Bothy to unveil flora, fauna and geology exhibition

Open Doors Days 2019 sees the launch of a fascinating new venture at Portsoy’s Salmon Bothy to which members of the public are warmly invited. Since early spring, volunteers have been working hard refreshing displays in the VisitScotland accredited museum housed within the Bothy.  The latest addition in Chamber 3, celebrates the flora, fauna and geology of our area in a stunning new exhibition. Meanwhile,

September 10th, 2019|

Portsoy Community Groups Successful At First Doric Film Festival

Two Community groups based in Portsoy’s Salmon Bothy were delighted to be runners up in the first Doric Film Festival, hosted by well known broadcaster Frieda Morrison and held in Aberdeen’s Belmont Theatre on Tuesday 2nd June 2019. Along with more than thirty groups from around Aberdeenshire, Folk at the Salmon Bothy and the Bothy Knitters each produced five minute films on the theme ‘What

July 9th, 2019|

Portsoy Salmon Bothy Honours War Heroes

Our recent Armistice Day exhibition here at the Portsoy Salmon Bothy attracted a lot of interest, including a couple who travelled all the way from Aberdeen! Bill Morrison's uncle was James Morrison, who was 21 when he was killed in France on 10th February 1915. He was brought up by relatives at 3 Culbert Street in Portsoy after the death of his parents. Really brings

November 21st, 2018|

Portsoy Salmon Bothy Gains 4 Stars

The Salmon Bothy was taken over by Portsoy Community Enterprise in 2006. Just over £400,000 was raised for its restoration and it was opened to the public in 2008. It includes a museum (with Museums and Galleries Scotland Accreditation), a genealogical research facility and a community facility “Upstairs at the Bothy”. The operation is managed by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and is part of the Portsoy

January 21st, 2017|

A Monumental Task Completed

A group of dedicated volunteers from Portsoy Salmon Bothy have had their efforts rewarded with the publication of a set of three booklets which will be welcomed by family historians with Portsoy connections.  Back in the summer of 2009 work began on recording the inscriptions on gravestones in the graveyard in Portsoy, in association with Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society.  The initial transcription

January 20th, 2017|
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