It was a dreary day when we visited Portsoy, on the Aberdeenshire coast, home of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.
When we visited the place was deserted unlike the photos you will see if you click on the festival link. Although the place was deserted we were still able to obtain a meal at the Shore Inn.
It is a delightful old pub on the edge of the harbour
and my husband tried skirlie for the first time. He knew all about the mince but hadn’t had mince with skirlie so gave it a try and really enjoyed it. For those of you unfamiliar with skirlie here is the recipe
As I mentioned, the harbour was deserted when we were there but here is a glimpse of some of the traditional boats from the festival.The sail on this particular traditional boat is advertising my favourite brand of liqueur, although it is actually the whisky they are advertising.
Portsoy is another lovely coastal village well worth the visit.