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The Salmon Bothy

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A Saturday in Portsoy

This museum is excellent, very interesting history and a special feature of Portsoy’s young men’s... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
trevorp887
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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History of past local salmon fishing

This is a very interesting little local museum, mainly about salmon fishing but also some local... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Dinah M
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Completed in 1834 and now lovingly restored, the Salmon Bothy is a superb example of a salmon house with working and living accommodation. The intimate museum tells the story of Portsoy’s harbour and town as a trading, smuggling and fishing port...more
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Links Road, Portsoy AB45 2SS, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is excellent, very interesting history and a special feature of Portsoy’s young men’s involvement in World WR 1

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a very interesting little local museum, mainly about salmon fishing but also some local Portsoy history. The volunteer ladies on our visit were very knowledgable and most friendly, especially when it transpired we had some common background in Portsoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dinah M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The building is amazing - the main rooms being ex ice stores. The vaulted ceiling are a work of art. Run by volunteers the centre has a collection of all things to do with salmon fishing. Maybe not to everyone's taste but still a snapshot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We came upon this very quirky local museum, housed in a remarkable building with uneven cobbled floors. Entrance was free and you get a pack of repro historic local postcards. The volunteers were very helpful, chatty and amusing. A lovely place. .... and look out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

we came across this by accident and were really glad we did. Lots of local information and history, really interesting and run by volunteers.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A really interesting museum/heritage centre. Unsurprisingly, it concentrates on the local salmon fishing industry; but there are also displays about the Great War and other aspects of local history. The local volunteers we saw during our visit were helpful and interesting. There is no entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place, alot of history in here and staff take great pride in explaining everything. Found out how everything used to interlink years ago in the fishing industry. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank amandagillie
PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for your positive review Amanda, pleased you enjoyed the visit and found it interesting. Do come aback and visit again.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Built in 1834, the Salmon Bothy is a now beautifully restored former working salmon house. The ground floor houses a museum dedicated to the history of Portsoy and the salmon industry. Two of the rooms downstairs have uneven cobbled floors, so wear flat shoes. Upstairs...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was very interesting and the lady who showed us round had excellent knowledge of it .Amazing what happened in the past.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Janet M
PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Popped in here on a few occasions. Pleasant and insightful look at 'Times' past. Portsoy generally harbour area is pleasant and quite good for photos if you pick your spot well. Unable to load mine due to Tech problem. Sandend Beach just down the road...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ruadhainn
PortsoyPCE, Public Relations Manager at The Salmon Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, glad you enjoyed your visit to Portsoy and the Bothy, please do come back again soon.

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