AMONG the tremendous musical events planned for ‘Folk at the Salmon Bothy’s’ Third Haal Folk Festival in Portsoy from Friday to Sunday, there will be a great series of story-telling sessions taking place at the town’s Beggar’s Belief Café.
There will be stories for everyone – funny, tragic, true and amazing – stories from all around the world and from right here, in our own corner of Scotland.
Did you know, for example, that a Bogle stays down the well in Portsoy Salmon Bothy? Well there must be, because lots of boys and girls from the town’s primary school have drawn him.
It all started when P1/2 were told a story about the Bothy Bogle.…and they all wanted to go and see him. The story grew and grew, involving the Kelpie King’s diamond-studded tackety boots, and the sharp-sighted salmon fishers of Portsoy.
All the children drew what they thought the Bogle looked like, and one created by Declan McKay of P6 was chosen to represent this secret inhabitant of the bothy. Many of the pictures are on display by the well in the museum, while Declan’s image has been turned into a fridge magnet, which For more festival information, or to pre-book tickets, see the club’s website: www.bothyfolk.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Bob Philips on 01261 842571.