Jul 102015
Eilidh Whiteford, Marc Ellington, Portsoy Boat Festival 2015sq

Eilidh Whiteford being interviewed by commentator Marc Ellington.

With thanks to Paul Robertson.

Local MP Eilidh Whiteford has hailed another successful year for the Portsoy Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.

The Festival, now in its 22nd year, took place over the weekend of 4th and 5th July.

Visiting the Festival on Sunday with her husband, Eilidh was also joined by SNP Westminster Leader and MP for Moray, Angus Robertson.

Commenting, Eilidh Whiteford said:

“My congratulations to Roger Goodyear and the countless other organisers who have successfully delivered another stunning year for the Boat Festival.

“The rain on Saturday and fog on Sunday did not seem to deter thousands of visitors from the North-east and beyond, who came to sample great regional produce, learn about our heritage and of course see the fantastic skiffs.

“The Boat Festival at Portsoy is now one of the best established events in Scotland’s tourist calendar and I have no doubt that it will continue to build on its strengths in the years ahead.”

Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, who also attended the festival added:

“Once again, the festival surpassed expectations and put on show the very best that the North-east has to offer. The buzz around this year’s festival was one of the best in several years and will no doubt keep the visitors coming back again and again.”

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