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This year Aberdeenshire is offering a totally digital programme! We have some great venues for you to visit from the comfort of your armchair  

This weekend you can virtually visit the following venues and access their digital tours and activities, which will all be accessible from these pages on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September.

  • 1 High Shore, Banff
  • Duff House Mausoleum
  • Museum of Banff
  • Macduff Marine Aquarium
  • Portsoy Church Centre
  • Portsoy Salmon Bothy
  • Peathill Kirk & Pitsligo Castle, Rosehearty
  • Fraserburgh Heritage Society Ltd
  • The Faithlie Centre, Fraserburgh
  • Bennachie Visitor Centre
  • Garioch Heritage Centre
  • Garlogie Mill Beam Engine and Turbine House
  • Blairs Museum
  • Marine Scotland Science Marine Laboratory
  • St Cyrus National Nature Reserve
  • Tod Head Lighthouse
  • Alford Heritage Museum
  • Christ Church, Kincardine O’Neil
  • Finzean Water Mills – Bucket Mill
  • Leith Hall
  • St Ternan’s Episcopal Church, Muchalls

Please be advised that many venues have COVID-19 safety measures in place. You may be asked to wear face masks, use hand sanitiser or maintain social distance, please respect these requests. 

Please note that venues may be subject to temporary closure at short notice. Where possible we advise that you check with venues before visiting, and please follow the guidance of staff and volunteers on site.

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Portsoy, Salmon Bothy

18-19 September 2021

The Salmon Bothy was a working Salmon Bothy until the 1990s. It was renovated and opened in 2009 as a small museum and a community space called ‘Upstairs at the Bothy’. Now in its 10th year, the museum has been refreshed. Each of the three ice chambers of the Bothy contain new exhibitions. Chamber 1 is devoted to the salmon fishing industry telling its story and exhibiting the artefacts. It has our new children’s area and an area for viewing pictures of a bygone era. Chamber 2 tells the story of Portsoy with its famous 17th century harbour and the associated industries which developed because of the trading nature of town. Chamber 3 has been totally refurbished taking in the flora and fauna of the

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Area Coordinator

  • Clare Tierney
  • Aberdeenshire Council