What's on

The Bothy plays host to a variety of events, workshops and classes, read on to find out what's coming up...



The Salmon Bothy is part of Aberdeenshire Open Doors.  

It will be open on 20 and 21 September from 10 am - 4 pm.

The 4* museum will be open.

The WW1 exhibition sponsored by the Heritage Lottery will set out 'Upstairs at the Bothy". 

Please come.  


Sunday Afternoon Talks
The Bothy is well known for quality Sunday Afternoon Talks.  We offer you:
14 September           Tom, Maggie and Emma Spiers with Les and Sheila Wheeler
                              “Fechts tae sing aboot.”
28 September            Pete Danks
                               “The Causes of the War and the Leading Contenders.”
5 October                   Moira Miller
                                " Pre- WW1 Portsoy  - images from early 20h century postcards."
12 October                 Charles Burnett
                                “Imperial Great Britain versus Imperial Germany at Sea 1914 – 1918”
19 October                 Annie Scott
                                “On the Home Front”
26 October                 Alison Smith
                               "Personal Stories: Records and Resources."
2 November               Sound Festival
                               Children's drumming workshop
                               Join internationally renowned tabla player Kuljit Bhamra for a family friendly hands on indian drumming
                               workshop, introducing some of the rythms and musical ideas that drive More Reels to Ragas.
                               1.30 pm

                               Red Note Ensemble
                               with Kuljit Bhamra, tabla and Fraser Fifield, pipes.
                               £8, £6 concession, £3 students under 18
                               3 - 4 pm
9 November               Mike Blackburn
                               “Forgotten Heros”    
Talks commence at 2.30 p.m.
Tea and biscuits are offered at the end.
Admission is £3.

Regular Clubs and Activities

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Weekly from Monday 2nd September 10am-12pm, any level, any project, bring along your own knitting or start something new.
Join this informal get together, share thoughts, ideas and a blether.

PILATES with Wendy Hamill

Realistic Pilates at Salmon Bothy on Mondays 
Intermediate/Advanced class 6.45pm - 8pm
Beginners/ Intermediate 8pm - 9pm

Other venues are:
Wednesdays:  Harvest Centre      Intermediate/Advanced  6pm - 7.15pm
                                                    Beginners/ Intermediate - 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Thursdays:  Fordyce Village Hall   General/Intermediate - 10am - 11.15am
Friday:  Cullen Church Hall            General /Intermediate 10am - 11.15am

For further Information Please contact Wendy Hamill on 07969017938.
Or email wendy.hamill@btinternet.com

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The sessions are finished for the season.


The new season starts on Friday 19 September.
Painting class run by Jack Elliot

Tel: 012621 842296


Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Monthly: Every third Friday 7pm-10.30pm


With Guest MC each month

Family friendly, All welcome.

Donations at the door (upstairs) and a Raffle

Bring your own refreshments.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy ~
3rd Friday Club Night ~ Open Mic
Upstairs at the Salmon Bothy
Doors Open 7pm ~ £3

More info on Folk Events

Go to Folk Club Website>>


Family History

Drop-In Sessions at the SALMON BOTHY have now finished.

Theatre - Change of Date

Soy Arts Theatre has facilitated a number of live theatre productions.  On Monday 3rd November they present ‘Our Friends the Enemy.
“The soldiers gently sway on a cool breeze.  Neither side moves or speaks.  They examine one another like long lost brothers trying to identify these strange faces in front of them.’  Private James Boyce
The Western Front 1914: lights appear from the German trenches, ghosts rise behind the horizon, soldiers meeting between the firing lines.  The events which follow are the most astounding stories of the Great War told through the eyes of one soldier, Private James Boyce: ‘We are fighting the same enemy, just on two different sides.’  Boyce takes us on a magical haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas Truce.
It starts at
Admission is £5. 


Bothy Films
11th September                     Whistle My Lad
This special screening will compose of the film itself (around 15 minutes I think) followed by The Making of Whistle My Lad (around 10 minutes) followed by a Q & A with one of the production team. 
Free Admission

7.30 pm
9th October                              About Time
At the age of 21 Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life.  His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not so easy as you might think.
Admission is £5.

November                               Oh what a lovely war

December                              The Grand Budaphest Hotel
Films commence at 7 p.m.


The Annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival will be held on the 3 -5 July, 2015

Click here for information about all the events going on over the weekend.