Tuesday travels. . . . .Portsoy

PortsoyIt 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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand 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


from Scots’ Cooking by Sue Lawrence.

scots cooking

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.boat-festivalThe 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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Portsoy is a town I’ve never visited, but I remember seeing photographs taken by a friend during the boat festival and thought it looked a lovely place. Soup and sweet for a fiver sounds pretty good.

    1. suth2 says:

      We enjoyed visiting all the little villages along the coast. There are some real gems.

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