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Portsoy, the Boat Shed

Door open days


The Boatshed, built upon the ruins of a former boatshed/store, was fully renovated and opened in 2015.

Work was undertaken by Brown + Brown Architects, who have won awards for their design and work on the building. This project was partly funded by Aberdeenshire Council, CARS (a collaboration between Aberdeenshire Council and Historic Scotland), and the Aberdeenshire European Fisheries Fund.

It is now home to a group of enthusiastic boatbuilding volunteers who use the purposely designed workshop space for community boatbuilding projects and school boatbuilding sessions, ensuring the skills of traditional boatbuilding remain active � come along and see them at work!


Key Information

Architect: 2015 renovation carried out by Brown & Brown Architects

Building Date: 18th Century

An opportunity to participate in simple woodwork activities, including making nesting boxes and other small wooden items which can be taken home for a donation.

Where to find us

  • The Boat Shed
  • 90 Church Street
  • Portsoy
  • Ab45 2QQ