Sailing boats, sea shanties and Arbroath smokies – for a truly authentic seafaring adventure, plot a course to Portsoy where all things nautical will be celebrated over three fun-packed days. In 2014 we will raise the bar on authenticity even higher with the official opening of the PORT Boatshed. This fascinating new facility – the only one of its kind in the region - will take up residence in an historic building by the 17th century harbour. It will include a centre for traditional boat building and restoration, along with first-class amenities for visiting sailors. Picture-perfect Portsoy welcomes up to 16,000 guests to the Festival and 2014 will see an influx of visitors from Norway, Holland, Denmark, England and Scotland for the inaugural meeting of the North Sea Ring – a coming together of like-minded people passionate about traditional wooden boats and keeping alive the associated skills and traditions.