Portsoy Cottage







Home Page Image



New Harbour





A day at the Boat festival



About Portsoy

The small historic town of Portsoy was once noted as a prosperous harbour and thriving herring port.

Today the old and new harbours provide moorings mainly for pleasure craft while the nearby buildings contain a marble workshop and pottery. Portsoy marble was used for two chimney pieces in the Palace of Versailles.

Many of the harbour area buildings have been restored and this has led to a number of awards from such bodies as the Scottish Civic Trust and the Saltire Society.


Things to Do

Within the village: -

  • children’s play areas
  • Loch Soy Park has paddle boats
  • hotels providing family meals
  • take away food outlets
  • supermarket and various other small shops
  • annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
    Usually at the end of June each year. Dates vary.
    Please go to http://www.stbfportsoy.com/ for details

Interesting things to do include: -

  • cliff top walks
  • Sandend Bay - golden beach and rockpools
  • golf courses
  • Baxter’s Visitor Centre at Fochabers
  • Aden Country Park near Mintlaw
  • The Aquarium at Macduff
  • The Whisky Trail
  • National Trust properties e.g. Fyvie Castle, The Stone Circle Trail and Duff House
  • Moray Firth boat trip to see dolphins, porpoises and whales


Visiting the Capital  after your stay in the north east...?

Self catering rental apartments in the centre of Edinburgh