Wow what a fantastic weekend! A grand re-opening of our museum brought people from far and wide to see our new revamped ice chambers with new artifacts, information and photographs on display. Fishing is the theme that runs throughout, the salmon fishing that took place from this very building and the herring fishing that was once a thriving industry here in Portsoy and later many fishing lassies travelled from here following the herring for their livelihood.
We were honoured to have Mr David Gordon of the popular local publication the Knock News to come and cut the ribbon. We were then treated to freshly baked pancakes and jam upstairs by Liz Ashworth and Letty's Preserves. There was more for people to see upstairs at the Bothy with an exhibition of work by the users groups.
Fantastic examples of workmanship is on display from Photography to Knitting to Boat building and painting as well as projects by the Family History group, Portsoy Past and Present and the local Soy Arts and Theatre.
Today we had Portsoy Primary School children having a taste of boat building and rope making with PORT http://www.salmonbothy.org.uk/port.html. Thursday morning will see the photographers come together for some tuition from Amy Davenport. Friday we will have Family Historians for a session on research sources and family trees with Genealogist Alison Smith followed by Art and Calligraphy with resident art teacher Jack Elliot. If you would like to come along to any of these groups take a look at www.salmonbothy.org.uk/whatson.html or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org