We are staying in Portsoy for the blog again this week and this is a picture of Portsoy Salmon Bothy. The 3 story house was built in 1834 and it comprised of an office, an ice house, a bothy, an area in which fish could be prepared as well as accommodation and storage. The House was still working and used up until 1990 – nowadays, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival own and run the Bothy.
In the original ice house, there is now a museum which is full of information, facts and exhibits. Find out about the fishing industry, the trade and salmon fishing operations, and also learn more about the towns harbours and the history of the local area.
For those who are interested in family history, you can research your family tree in The ‘Bothy area’ of the house. This was originally the sleeping quarters and is still the same today. There is an increasing choice of books and resources to look through and these can also be borrowed on request.
The upstairs part of the Bothy hosts many events including music, theatre and film to name a few. Why not visit the website to get a full list – http://www.salmonbothy.org.uk