New Drone Laws
New drone regulations come into force as of the 13th March this year. The recently imposed restriction on drone flight within 1km from the outer boundary of a protected aerodrome
Portsoy Aberdeenshire (Historic Banffshire)
23 Sept 2018
The original name may come from Port Saoithe, meaning “saithe harbour”.
Portsoy is located on the Moray Firth Coast of North East Scotland, 50 miles North West of Aberdeen & 65 miles East of Inverness. It had a population of 1752 persons at the time of the 2011 census.
Portsoy is known for local jewellery made from “Portsoy marble” (which is not marble, but rather serpentinite). The annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival was started in 1993 to celebrate the 300th year of the harbour.
Portsoy, notably the harbour, has featured in BBC period dramas “The Camerons” and “The Shutter Falls”, a Tennent’s Lager advert (parodying “Whisky Galore”) and, most recently, was the principal film location for Gillies MacKinnon’s 2016 film ‘Whisky Galore’ (a remake of the 1949 film of the same name); Portsoy represented the fictional island of Today.
From the 16th century until 1975, Portsoy was in the civil and religious parish of Fordyce. It lost its status as a burghin 1975 and became a part of the District of Banff And Buchan. In 1996 administration was transferred to the Aberdeenshire council area.