Saturday 24th November 2012
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 phase was followed by further painstaking work to check the accuracy of each record, with volunteers turning out at regular intervals and in every weather.
“This publication represents a tremendous achievement by all those people who took part in the project”, said Alison Smith, Genealogy Co-ordinator at the Salmon Bothy. “The results of their work will benefit family historians all over the world, so that, by purchasing these booklets, anyone whose ancestors were recorded on gravestones at Portsoy will have access to the full inscription on each stone.”
There are three booklets in the full set, which represents over 1,000 gravestones dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Copies will be available for sale on Saturday 24th November, at the Coffee Morning in aid of the Salmon Bothy which will be held at Portsoy Church Hall from 10am to mid-day. Personal customers will be able to purchase them at the Salmon Bothy during museum opening times, and they will also be on sale via the Salmon Bothy online shop (coming soon!).
Saturday 17th November 2012
The Bothy held its Christmas Market on Saturday 17th November. We were delighted to host a fair with such a great selection of high quality, local crafts and foods. We were also pleased to see all the people who visited us and purchased! It was a great opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping. Visitors also enjoyed a cup of tea and a homemade mince pie just to get us into the spirit children managed to get their first glimse of Santa Claus who was downstairs in his grotto.