An award-winning Scottish rock group will headline a popular north-east boat festival next summer.
Organisers of the Portsoy Boat Festival have announced that Celtic band Skerryvore will take centre stage at next year’s event.
The group who have won Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award twice, will perform at the Friday night gig at the Wally Green on June 19, 2020.
Skerryvore’s drummer, Fraser West, said: “We’re really looking forward to playing in Portsoy next summer.
“We have been in the north east before, but never in Portsoy, so we’re looking forward to the visit and hope to see some of the festival, as we’ve heard lots about it.”
Supporting the band will be Scottish singer and songwriter, Cody Feechan who has worked with a number of leading acts including the winner of The Voice 2015, Stevie McCrorie, The Amazons and Tom Hingley.
Tickets cost £22.50 and are on sale now at www.stbfportsoy.org. The popular annual event will take place on June 20-21 and showcase the best in Scotland’s maritime tradition, crafts, food, drink, music and dance.
In 2020, Scotland celebrates its coasts and waters with a year-long programme of events and activities across the country.
The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been chosen as one of the organisations to be supported by the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 events fund, which is managed by EventScotland.
The Portsoy Boat Festival has been hailed as being one of the most popular events in Scotland’s tourism calendar.