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

 

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Bothy Book Festival

Under the Patronage of Mrs. Clare Russell, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire
 
SECOND ANNUAL PORTSOY BOTHY BOOK FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON 14th & 15th MARCH WITH WELL – KNOWN SCOTTISH AUTHORS TO BE PRESENT.
 
The festival will take place over two days and will feature four well- known Scottish authors. First on the programme is an extra- special event for children to be held at the STATION HOTEL PORTSOY. The other three events will take place in the atmospheric setting of Upstairs at the Bothy, SALMON BOTHY, Main Street, off Schoolhendry Street, or from the Links Road Bothy car park.
 
Book sales and signings will take place at all the events.
 
The Festival will be opened by Mrs Clare Russell on Saturday 14th March at 10.00am in the Station Hotel Portsoy, where a special children’s event takes place. MAIRI HEDDERWICK, writer and illustrator, will talk about her creation, Katie Morag, who lives on an imaginary West Coast island. The books have recently been adapted for BBC television.
Admission will be £3 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the event, at the Portsoy Ice Cream Shop, or by calling 01261 843455.
 
The Book Festival will then continue on Saturday afternoon at the Portsoy Salmon Bothy.

 
SATURDAY 14th MARCH FROM 2.00 – 4.00pm

Come and meet SARA SHERIDAN, author of crime mysteries set in the 1950s, at a Vintage Tea Party in the Bothy. Her books include Brighton Belle and London Calling and she will be talking about her new novel England Expects.
 
Tickets for the Tea Party and Sara’s presentation will cost £10.00 and for that there will be tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes to accompany a fascinating afternoon with this writer of thrillers. Why not get into the spirit of the period and dress up with a hat for the occasion!
All tickets for this event must be purchased in advance from
the Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455
 
SUNDAY 15th MARCH FROM 10 – 12.00 noon
 
The Portsoy Bothy Book Festival continues next morning from 10.00am when ALEX GRAY takes the floor. She is a Scottish crime writer who has created Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer whose job it is to solve various foul murders and other crimes. Scotland is the scene for most of her novels and her latest mystery Keep the Midnight Out takes place between Glasgow and the western Isle of Mull.
 
Tickets: £5.00 including refreshments. Available from Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455.

SUNDAY 15th MARCH FROM 2.00 – 4.00pm
 

The Portsoy Bothy Book Festival will be brought to a fitting climax with the presence of SHONA MCLEAN, the author of historical novels who herself lived in Portsoy for a while. Her first novel featuring her hero, Alexander Seaton, was set in Banff, and since then he has visited northern Ireland and other parts of Scotland. Shona’s latest novel The Seeker is set in the time of Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth when Scotland was occupied by the New Model Army.
 
Tickets:£5 including refreshments. Available from Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455.
 
Mrs Aileen Burnett, Chairman of the Festival Organising Committee said “The Festival would not have been possible without the support of the Scottish Book Trust, and our generous local sponsors, on behalf of the Committee I would like to express my sincere thanks to them all”.

 

Regular Clubs and Activities

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BOTHY KNITTERS

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

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

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SPANISH CLASSES

The sessions are finished for the season.


PAINTING CLASS

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

Tel: 012621 842296
 

Music

Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Monthly: Every third Friday 7pm-10.30pm

SING IT!  SAY IT!  HEAR IT!  PLAY IT!folk

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 

There are no productions at present.

 

Film

The Bothy Film season is now complete.


Festival


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

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