Boatshed Manager/Boat Builder Job Vacancy Portsoy Community Enterprise requires a full-time Manager/Boatbuilder for the Portsoy Boatshed, initially for the period up until 31st October 2020. Employment beyond that date is subject to securing ongoing financial support. The successful applicant will have an understanding of traditional wooden boat-building and equivalent skills, and workshop management experience including an awareness and understanding of relevant Health & Safety and other legislative requirements.
For several years a collection of old boats has been stored in Cowhythe Steading east of Portsoy, mostly gifted to Portsoy Maritime Heritage as they had reached the end of their working lives. With the agreement of all its members, Portsoy Maritime Heritage ceased to exist as an organisation and passed its assets, a derelict property by the Old Harbour, the boats and miscellaneous items and
Portsoy Community Enterprise (PCE, formerly The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival) is delighted to announce the start of a new boat building project which will be based at The Boatshed, the permanent facility for the construction of wooden vessels by the Old Harbour at Portsoy. The Project will provide 14 to 16 year old pupils from Banff Academy with an out-of-school opportunity to develop skills via
Portsoy based Boatshed project seeks to preserve traditional boat building skills whilst teaching important life skills
The town of Portsoy in North-east Scotland is buzzing with excitement for the much anticipated return of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival on 22and 23 June 2013, but long after the crowds have disappeared the Portsoy Boatshed's project hopes to leave its mark on the area for generations to come. Portsoy Boatshed was established by a group of volunteers including James Crombie, Pete